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Can Everyone, Everywhere in the World Get Health Insurance? A New UN Report Shows How

Universal Health Coverage means health insurance for everyone, everywhere on the planet. It is one of the top Sustainable Development Goals that the international community pledged itself …

A home to call your own – even if it is a slum

Kibera is the largest slum in Kenya, home to more than 250,000 people. Yet it has only one graveyard and only one group of people are buried here. While others are laid to rest in …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.


The Secretary-General arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday night.  Tomorrow, he will attend the opening of …

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report

13 December 2017 &#150 At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses …

News in Brief 13 December 2017 (AM)

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CAPTION: A health-care professional takes a patient’s blood pressure. Photo: World Bank/Olja Latinovic

Half the world lacks access to “essential health services”

At least half of the world’s population lacks …

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