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The World Bank in Health

In line with its global strategy for health, nutrition, and population, the World Bank Group provides financing, state-of-the-art analysis, and policy advice to help countries expand access to quality, affordable health care.

Overview

  • The global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) provides an umbrella under which the World Bank Group (WBG) works with governments and development partners to ensure all people receive quality, affordable care without suffering financial hardship.

    The global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) provides an umbrella under which the World Bank Group (WBG) works with governments and development partners to ensure all people receive quality, affordable care without suffering financial hardship. UHC aims to achieve better health and development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 3 includes a target to “achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.”

    The global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) provides an umbrella under which the World Bank Group (WBG) works with governments and development partners to ensure all people receive quality, affordable care without suffering financial hardship. UHC aims to achieve better health and development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 3 includes a target to “achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.”

    During the period from 2000 to 2016, the World Bank invested US$35 billion in the Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) sector. Over this period, the average annual lending doubled from US$1.3 billion to US$2.6 billion. The Bank currently manages an active HNP portfolio of $11.5 billion.

  • Massive investments will be needed to create the jobs, housing, and infrastructure to meet soaring aspirations and make towns and cities more livable and green. Generating growth that lifts all boats will be key, for more than 400 million of India’s people–or one-third of the world’s poor–still live in poverty. And, many of those who have recently escaped poverty (53 million people between 2005-10 alone) are still highly vulnerable to falling back into it. In fact, due to population growth, the absolute number of poor people in some of India’s poorest states actually increased during the last decade.


    Improving health care will be equally important. Although India’s health indicators have improved, maternal and child mortality rates remain high and, in some states, are comparable to those in the world’s poorest countries. Of particular concern is the nutrition of India’s children whose well-being will determine the extent of India’s much-awaited demographic dividend; at present, an overwhelming 40 percent (217 million) of the world’s malnourished children are in India.

    The country’s infrastructure needs are massive. One in three rural people lack access to an all-weather road, and only one in five national highways is four-lane. Ports and airports have inadequate capacity, and trains move very slowly. An estimated 300 million people are not connected to the national electrical grid, and those who are face frequent disruptions. And, the manufacturing sector–vital for job creation–remains small and underdeveloped.

  • The global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) provides an umbrella under which the World Bank Group (WBG) works.

    During the period from 2000 to 2016, the World Bank invested US$35 billion in the Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) sector.

    The global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) provides an umbrella under which the World Bank Group (WBG) works with governments and development partners to ensure all people receive quality, affordable care without suffering financial hardship. UHC aims to achieve better health and development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 3 includes a target to “achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.”

    The global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) provides an umbrella under which the World Bank Group (WBG) works with governments and development partners to ensure all people receive quality, affordable care without suffering financial hardship. UHC aims to achieve better health and development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 3 includes a target to “achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.”

    During the period from 2000 to 2016, the World Bank invested US$35 billion in the Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) sector. Over this period, the average annual lending doubled from US$1.3 billion to US$2.6 billion. The Bank currently manages an active HNP portfolio of $11.5 billion.

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85% of Health

The Annual Report 2016, focuses on how the World Bank is partnering with countries to end extreme poverty by 2030, promote shared prosperity, and support the global sustainable development agenda.





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Contacts

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