The equivalent of more than 200 million schoolyears 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
“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
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.
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.
at school and at home.
even in times of crisis.
when that help is most needed.