Medical economics

COVID healthcare costs 'catastrophic' for poorest

Two decades of progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is likely to be halted by COVID-19, as "catastrophic" health care bills force increasing numbers of people into extreme poverty, UN institutions have warned.

Medical economics

Poverty, racism and the public health crisis in America

Although extreme poverty in the United States is low by global standards, the U.S. has the worst index of health and social problems as a function of income inequality. In a newly published article, Bettina Beech, clinical ...


Serbia to offer cash to those who get COVID vaccine

Serbia's president said on Wednesday his country would pay each citizen who gets a COVID jab before the end of May, in what could be the world's first cash-for-jabs scheme.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe hits 6m cases as Scotland, Brussels shut bars

With Europe topping six million coronavirus cases, Scotland and Brussels became the latest to introduce curbs on alcohol consumption Wednesday, while experts detailed the hugely divergent consequences of the pandemic for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 cases soar among extreme poor in Paris: study

More than half the people living in extreme poverty in the Paris region, in particular migrants, have been infected with the new coronavirus, the French aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus bites back in Europe as Latin America tops 250,000 deaths

Global health authorities said Thursday European countries should be able to ride out a surge in coronavirus cases without reimposing full lockdowns, as the World Bank warned the crisis could push 100 million people into ...

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