essential services

essential services

Giving developing countries the best shot

Vaccines have contributed to some of the greatest public health successes of the past century, averting 2.5 million child deaths every year and millions more bouts of illness and dis

Poor countries cutting back crisis response too soon

Poor countries are being forced to cut back on their economic crisis-response spending too soon. Education and social protection budgets are particularly badly affected. Oxfam is calling on the IMF to take steps to reverse this trend.

Civil Society and UNITAID

Access to medicines is a major challenge for people in developing countries. With the right medicines, diseases such as HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria are treatable.

Your Money or Your Life

User fees for health care are a life or death issue for millions of people in poor countries. Too poor to pay, women and children are paying with their lives.

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