Report finds millions still lack access to essential health services

Mobile clinic in Khemisset Province, Morocco. UN Photo/John Isaac

At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to essential health services such as antenatal care, child immunization and treatment for diseases like tuberculosis.

The finding comes from a report launched on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank Group.

It's the first report to measure health service coverage and financial protection, and to assess countries' progress towards universal health coverage.

Dianne Penn spoke to WHO's Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer to find out why so many people are still being excluded from receiving lifesaving health services.

Duration: 2’47″

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