Friday, December 12, 2014

Global health protection crisis leaves almost 40 per cent of the world’s population without any coverage

GENEVA (ILO News) – An ILO study shows that 80 per cent of the population across 44 countries are without any health protection and are therefore deprived of the right to health. These countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Globally, some 40 per cent of the population is excluded from social protection in health.

The study “Addressing the Global Health Crisis: Universal Health Protection Policies ” says that similar major gaps also exist in Asia. In India, for example, more than 80 per cent of people lack health protection coverage. Other countries showing substantial coverage gaps include Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Haiti, Honduras, and Nepal. Read More