Resource Spotlight: Tracking Universal Health Coverage: WHO/World Bank Group Report

India Cellphone and Tech Images November 2011 photo by Victorgrigas
Photo courtesy of Trevor Snapp,
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This report is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection to assess countries’ progress towards universal health coverage.It shows that at least 400 million people do not have access to one or more essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.