World Bank

World Bank

A Dangerous Diversion

The Lesotho health public–private partnership (PPP) has been described as opening a new era for private sector involvement in healthcare in Africa.

Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) needs to be truly equitable and universal

Oxfam applauds the World Bank’s continuing leadership on Universal Health Coverage and their ongoing collaboration with the World Health Organization, which increasingly highlights inequity as the crux of the problem. However, we caution against ongoing promotion of an ever-increasing role for for-profit companies in delivering health care in poor countries.


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