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More military, more medics and more money needed to prevent definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation

More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed if we have a hope of stopping Ebola spiralling out of control, international agency Oxfam warns today. ...

Gaza crisis spiralling out of control

The crisis in Gaza is fast spiralling out of control with water supplies critically low and a public health crisis imminent, Oxfam warned today. The collapse of the latest brief ceasefire announcement...

“Model hospital” for privatised African health care threatens to swamp country’s budget

International Finance Corporation (IFC) supported private hospital project eating up 51 percent of Lesotho's health budget ...

Public services top up the income of the poorest by 76 percent

Health and education are powerful weapons in the fight against global inequality ...

In sickness and in wealth: why insurance schemes are bad for poor nations’ health

More progressive funding could double poor countries' health budgets A new report, published today by Oxfam, is warning that health insurance schemes - being promoted by some donor agencies...

Oxfam response to Roche and Medicines Patent Pool announcement today

Today, pharmaceutical company Roche announced that it will contribute to the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) by making its drug Valganciclovir affordable as a first step before licensing it to the MPP....

Oxfam reaction to Jim Kim's speech on Universal Health Coverage

In response to today's keynote speech by Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Oxfam's Senior Health Policy Advisor Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, said: ...

Syrian refugee crisis: Oxfam warns of health risks as summer approaches

  Syria crisis: Funding urgently needed to provide assistance to over 1.4m Syrian Refugees   With temperatures set to soar up to 40˚C in the coming weeks, international...

Landmark generic medicines victory: Ruling puts human rights before excessive profits says Oxfam

Oxfam has hailed the Indian Supreme Court's ruling against a patent protection petition filed by multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis as a huge victory for public health.  ...

ViiV agreement with patent pool should help more children receive HIV treatment - Oxfam

Responding to an agreement between ViiV and the medicine patent pool to license Mohga Kama-Yanni, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said:  "We welcome the license agreed between...

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