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Health is Fundamental

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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

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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


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.

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