Thursday, January 2, 2020

Broadening Health Care Safety Nets Need Of Hour

BLOG: Unexpected hospitalization or emergency health care costs lead many families to fall into poverty across the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that about half the world lacks essential health services; nearly 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty due to health care payments, and over 930 million people around the world spend over 10 percent of their household budgets on health care. In some countries, as much as 25 percent of the entire population is vulnerable to falling into this trap even through a routine visit to a hospital.Various reports have pointed to a strong correlation between access to health care and inequality. Read More