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Global Failures on Healthcare Funding

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A health worker checks her smartphone amid the coronavirus pandemic, at the intensive care unit of the Ana Francisca Perez de Leon II public Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, March 27, 2021.
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(Washington) – New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that many governments around the world did not meet public healthcare spending benchmarks amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. The new information indicates possible violations of countries’ obligations to the human right to health.

WHO’s Global Health Expenditure Database, released in December 2023, shows that most governments did not spend more than 5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or 15 percent …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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