Health is Fundamental

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    The equivalent of more than 200 million school years are lost each year in low income countries as a result of ill health, and the impact on learning and cognition is equivalent to a deficit of more than 630 million IQ points

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    “Every year an estimated 100 million people – that’s more than a quarter of a million people every day – are forced into poverty as a result of out-of-pocket health care costs. “


    Jim Yong Kim
    World Bank Group President

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    When disaster or disease strike down a local health worker, community leader or neighbor, countless lives may be lost that might otherwise have been saved.

With good health,
anything is possible

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With good health,
anything is possible

education, employment and active community life.

Over the past decade, health improvements – measured by the value of life-years gained – constituted 24 percent of full income growth in low- and middle-income countries.

a child can learn

at school and at home.

a parent can provide

even in times of crisis.

a neighbor can help

when that help is most needed.