No essential health services for half the world population

A report released by the World Health Organisation and the World Bank has shown that at least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services. The document — Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report — shows that currently, 800 million people spend at least 10 per cent of their household budget on health expenses for themselves, a sick child or another family member. For almost 100 million people, these expenses are high enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90 or less a day. The findings have been published in Lancet Global Health.

In India an estimated 100 crore people have no health cover. Data from the National Health Profile, released in April, show that only 27 per cent Indians have health cover. India has a population of about 135 crore....Read more


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