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Global Health Report damning indictment of government action on health, says Oxfam

Responding to the publication of a new World Bank - World Health Organisation report which reveals that half the world do not have access to essential quality healthcare, and 800 million people face...

Reaction: Paradise Papers leak shows strong UK leadership is critical to help end tax dodging

The Paradise Papers leak reveals widespread tax dodging by multinationals and wealthy individuals, as well as a strong connection between the UK and Bermuda-based Appleby, the law firm at the heart...

A third of tax dodged in poor countries enough to prevent 8m deaths a year

Just a third of the $100bn [approx. £78bn] tax that companies dodge in poor countries annually is enough to cover the bill for essential healthcare that could prevent the needless deaths of eight...

Rainy season brings risk of disease to West Africa Crisis

Nigeria, Niger and Chad face the increased risk of disease with the start of the rainy season, compounding the crisis which has left over 10 million people in the region in need of humanitarian aid. ...

Yemen cholera killing one person nearly every hour

Call for massive aid effort and a 'cholera ceasefire' Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will...

REACTION New director of World Health Organization must act to end health inequalities

Oxfam congratulated Dr Tedros on his appointment as new Director-General of the World Health Organization today and warned that determined leadership was needed to tackle health inequalities around...

Governments must act on new UN Report to bring down the cost of medicines says Oxfam

Oxfam welcomed a groundbreaking new report on access to medicines published today by a High Level Panel of the United Nations and called for the UN to work with governments to implement its recommendations...

Children fill a bucket at a high school in Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. Funds pledged to the Ebola crisis have proved difficult to trace.

International community fails West Africa as pledged Ebola funds prove hard to trace

Global leaders are failing to honour their promises to communities devastated by Ebola in West Africa, with $5.8 billion of pledged recovery funds proving almost impossible to track, Oxfam warned...

Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps in Tanzania put over 110,000 Burundian refugees at risk

Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, the aid agencies Oxfam, HelpAge International, Plan International, Save the Children,...

Cholera cases multiply as cost of clean water skyrockets in South Sudan capital

Cholera cases are rapidly increasing in South Sudan's capital Juba, as the cost of clean water skyrockets amid a worsening economic crisis. 33 people have died in Juba alone including ...

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