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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...

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. ...

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...

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,...

Climate change threatens 50 years of health gains

Commenting on new research published in the Lancet today, which finds that climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains, Oxfam's senior health policy advisor Mohga...

“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...

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