universal health care

Oxfam report: Public Good or Private Wealth

Blog: Inequality Is Bad For Your Health and What You Can Do About It

Ask anyone what really matters and the health of their families and their children’s education will be near the top of the list. Yet in many countries these things are only available to those with money.

A nurse at a hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: In sickness and in wealth: The case for universal health care

In the time it takes you to read the title of this blog, three more people in the world will have fallen below the poverty line.

Not because of anything to do with global economics but simply because they've had to pay for medical care. What a terrible choice: Do you use your last few cents to buy medicine for your child or to put food on the table? But this is the choice facing many families in poor countries on a daily basis.

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