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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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Tentative Victory Against Ebola in Eastern Congo

Success against Ebola through quarantines, contact-tracing, and good hygiene bodes well for future response to COVID-19

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Rethinking Ways to Address Child Growth Failure

Precision health mapping of regional and local targets would help steer limited resources to the places of greatest need