इंडियन आवाज़     04 Mar 2024 07:45:04      انڈین آواز

400-million people lack access to essential health services: WHO

AMN  —

WHOSome 400-million people worldwide lack access to essential health services, and the cost of health care is forcing many into poverty, the World Bank and World Health Organisation said. A new report by the Bank and WHO on tracking universal health care coverage Friday said more people than ever around the world, 80 percent, have access to key health services.

Universal health care, the two institutions say, encompasses services that should reach everyone regardless of socioe-conomic level like family planning, antenatal care, TB treatment, HIV anti retroviral therapy.

Tim Evans, senior director of health, nutrition and population at the World Bank, said that this report is a wakeup call and it shows that we are a longway from achieving the universal health coverage.

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