World Bank’s Plan to Provide Quality and Affordable Health Services to 1.5 Billion People by 2030

2024-04-19 14:48:22

The Group of world Bank (WB) has just unveiled a plan to help countries provide health services “quality and affordable» to 1.5 billion people by 2030.

Announced Thursday in Washington as part of the spring meetings of the WB and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), this initiative is part of the broader framework of global efforts to guarantee essential care at every stage of life: early age, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, the financial institution said in a press release.

The World Bank Group has for decades helped strengthen maternal and child health services in more than 100 countries.

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«It is essential, for development, to guarantee populations basic care throughout life“, underlines the President of the World Bank Group, Ajay Banga, adding that this ambitious goal is not achievable by acting alone.

It will be necessary, he said, to work together, between partners, between public and private sectors, united with the objective of expanding access to health services.

Today, approximately 2 billion people around the world face serious financial hardship due to out-of-pocket healthcare costs. The cycle of poverty and inequality is further accentuated by a combination of interdependent challenges, where demographic aging and the prospect of a shortage of health workers (projected at 10 million by 2030) are added to climate change, pandemics and conflicts.

To achieve results in health, the World Bank Group intends to build partnerships, particularly with non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.

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