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.
COVID-19's Unmasking of Health Inequities in the United States
It's more important than ever for policymakers to address the social determinants of health
The Double Threat of COVID-19 in Africa
Deaths from health-care disruptions due to COVID-19 are almost certain to outnumber deaths from the coronavirus itself
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