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New report shows that 400 million do not have access to essential health services

A WHO and World Bank Group report launched today shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. “This report is a wakeup call: It shows that we’re a long way from achieving universal health coverage. We must expand access to health and protect the poorest from health expenses that are causing them severe financial hardship,” says Dr Tim Evans, Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group. Continue reading

High speed broadband goes live in Tonga

Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, has a Skype call with the hundreds of Tongans celebrating World ICT Day in the Tongan Capital, Nuku'alofa. Thomas Michael Perry / World BankThe World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Tonga Cable Corporation (TCC), media and others joined the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga at a ceremony at the Tonga Cable Limited building to celebrate the arrival of high speed internet in Tonga. At the ceremony, from the station’s control room, Continue reading