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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.

Poverty

Scaling up Surgery and Anesthesia, Post-Coronavirus

Expanding access to surgery and anesthesia globally would be a win–win for health security and universal health coverage

Poverty

Who Gets What and Why?

Countries need informed decision-making through health technology assessment to allocate resources during the pandemic

Poverty

The WHO's Unheralded Role in Surgery

Why does the WHO matter? Its global health coordination makes surgical care more affordable and effective for everyone