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Poverty

The link between poverty and premature death and disability has been long evident, but the definition of who is poor and the global distribution of the extremely poor are changing. Today there are fewer poor and fragile states and most of poor people live in stable, middle-income nations. This section examines the ways in which ill-health and poverty are now interacting and reinforcing each other.

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A Tribute to Peter Salama, a Champion of People in Fragile States and War-Torn Places

Original director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, he fought against Ebola and for Universal Health Coverage worldwide

Reducing the Global Burden of HIV/AIDS—What Does the Future Hold?

Despite successes, continued progress is at risk—hinges on addressing social, cultural, political responses to disease

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Diabetes and TB—A Complicating Combo

Though they are entirely different types of diseases TB and diabetes exacerbate each other in surprising—and costly—ways

Poverty

A Tribute to Peter Salama, a Champion of People in Fragile States and War-Torn Places

Original director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, he fought against Ebola and for Universal Health Coverage worldwide

Poverty

Universal Health Coverage—A Citizens’ Guide to Benefits

Realizing this high-level UN priority in low-income settings will demand evidence-based decisions and grass-roots action