Half The World Lacks Access to Essential Health Services - Report

At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets.

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The report shows that the 21st century has seen an increase in the number of people able to obtain some key health services, such as immunization and family planning.

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