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World Bank Group to provide health services to 1.5 billion prople by 2030

The World Bank Group has announced an initiative aimed at ensuring that quality and affordable health services reach no fewer than 1.5 billion people by 2030.

This initiative is part of a larger global endeavor targeted at guaranteeing a basic standard of care across all stages of life, from infancy through adulthood.

With a rich history of supporting health services for women and children across more than 100 countries, the World Bank Group is now accelerating its efforts to achieve greater scale and impact through enhanced collaboration with partners and increased engagement with the private sector.

The strategy to reach 1.5 billion people revolves around three key pillars:

Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank Group, emphasized the collaborative nature of the endeavor, highlighting the essential role of partnerships between the public and private sectors in expanding access to healthcare services.

Despite significant progress in global health, around 2 billion people continue to face substantial financial burdens when seeking medical care.

Recognizing the indispensable role of partnerships, the World Bank Group said it is committed to collaborating closely with non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and civil society to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage.