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Half the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, a new report finds. It makes it clear that universal health coverage is not just about better health.

http://blogs.worldbank.org/health/without-health-all-we-will-not-end-poverty-2030
© Olja Latinovic / World Bank
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Universal health coverage (UHC) means that all people can obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. A new report produced by the World Bank and the World Health Organization, finds that health expenditures are pushing about 100 million people per year into “extreme poverty,” those who live on $1.90 or less a day; and about 180 million per year into poverty using a $3.10 per day threshold. Read More.

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