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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

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

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Bridging the Data Divide in COVID-19

Collaborative health data networks and open access would give boundless opportunities to advance disease surveillance

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A Call for Global Solidarity

If COVID-19 has taught anything, it's that we are one world—and a world where many places need money and technical help

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Handwashing Is Crucial for Combating Coronavirus

Expanded hand-washing access could save thousands of lives from diseases like COVID-19—especially in low-income settings