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Oanh is a 27-year-old kidney dialysis patient who lives in Hanoi. Photo: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

Healthcare inequality in Vietnam: The price of a kidney

Oanh is a 27-year-old kidney dialysis patient who lives in Hanoi with her partner, Vinh. The government health insurance covers the basic cost of her dialysis but she and her family are locked in a cycle of debt to pay for the medicines she needs to take every day. Join her to demand an economy that works for everyone, not just the few. Sign our petition.

Margaret Mumbua,46, hangs clothes at her home in the informal settlement of Mukuru kwa Reuben, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016

5 shocking facts about extreme global inequality and how to even it up

There is a huge gap between the super-rich and the rest of the world population that traps millions in poverty, fracturing our societies and undermining democracy. It leaves more people living in fear and fewer in hope. But how big the inequality gap is it? Check it by the numbers and take action.

Canal Doi - Canal Te, District 8, Ho Chi Minh city. Photo: Adam Patterson

Even It Up: how to tackle inequality in Vietnam

Vietnam has a strong record of poverty reduction, but today, increasing inequality is threatening decades of progress. To tackle the dangerous gap between rich and poor, Vietnam should urgently implement progressive policies on governance, taxation, public spending, public services, labour rights, and civic engagement.

Tax Battles: the dangerous global race to the bottom on corporate tax

Collecting tax is one of the key means by which governments are able to address poverty. But big business is dodging tax on an industrial scale. This report exposes the world’s worst corporate tax havens and calls on governments to work together to put a stop to this race to the bottom.

Hurricane Matthew: International community must respond now to prevent more loss of life

Food, shelter and clean water are needed urgently by people in southern Haiti following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. Oxfam fears that the current death toll of at least 800 will increase further. The international community must act immediately to mitigate the loss of entire harvests and to counter any possible spikes of cholera. Oxfam is sending 3 tons of water purifying supplies to Haiti.

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