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#Health: #Nigeria, 400 Million Lack Access to Essential Health Services – @WHO

Nigeria - 17th June, 2015 - An estimated 400 million persons across the world do not have access to basic but essential health care services including family planning, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, child immunization, antiviral therapy, tuberculosis treatment, and access to clean water and sanitation, among others.

Pregnant women in low-income countries lack access to family planning, antenatal care and skilled birth attendance, among others.

Disclosing this in a new report, released weekend, the World Health Organization, WHO, and World Bank Group said an estimated 6 percent of people in low- and middle-income countries are pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.

Entitled: “Tracking Universal Health Coverage”, the report is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection to assess countries’ progress towards universal health coverage.

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#Health: #Nigeria, 400 Million Lack Access to Essential Health Services – @WHO Reviewed by Olumide Idowu on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Rating: 5
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