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77% of the population in Yemen is in need of humanitarian assistance. The World Bank has joined forced with UNICEF and WHO to help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1A-8RHAJwk&feature=youtu.be
Yemen pediatrician at AlSabeen hospital in Sanaa. © Moohialdin Alzekri
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It’s never been more imperative to invest in people and the planet. World Bank Group President discusses the actions needed in this changing world.

http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/senegal-invest-people-planet
People in Senegal. © ibrahima BA Sané/World Bank
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There is potential in deploying Islamic finance instruments to promote inclusive growth, reduce inequality and accelerate poverty reduction.

http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/sustainable-development-goals-and-role-islamic-finance
Malaysia is home to a vibrant Islamic banking sector. © Trinn Suwannapha/World Bank
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The SAO or “surgical” workforce is extremely small in low-income countries (1 SAOs per 100,000 population) and lower middle-income countries (10 SAOs per 100,000 population) whereas there are 69 SAOs per 100,000 population in high-income countries. The discrepancy between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries is even greater for surgical workforce density than that of physician density. Read More.

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