They are doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health workers who selflessly serve their communities, often with little access to resources and sometimes at great risk to their own lives. This campaign pays tribute to their courage, dedication and sacrifice. Join us, between World Humanitarian Day and the World Humanitarian Summit, as we send messages of thenaks to health heroes around the world, using the hashtag #ThanksHealthHero.
The report delivers both promising and disappointing messages about the situation in low- and middle-income countries. Within-country inequalities have narrowed, with a tendency for national improvements driven by faster improvements in disadvantaged subgroups.
However, inequalities still persist in most reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health indicators. The extent of within-country inequality differed by dimension of inequality and by country, country income group and geographical region. There is still much progress to be made in reducing inequalities in RMNCH.
8 March 2015 – International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women, but also a day to take stock of how women’s rights are fulfilled worldwide, especially the right to health. Progress has been made 20 years after commitments were made in Beijing to the Declaration and Platform for Action, but women still face many health challenges.
1 in 3women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from her partner;More on gender
99%of maternal deaths occur in developing countriesMore on equity
100 millionpeople globally are pushed below the poverty line every year as a result of health care expenditureMore on human rights
19 August 2015
"A humanitarian is someone who seeks to promote the welfare of others - and that's exactly what health workers do every day".
Jim Campbell, Director, Health Workforce Department
27 June 2015
“Women’s contributions to health care, (and health care’s contribution to women’s equality), will be key to achievement of sustainable development”