The India Supplement 2022—Inequality Kills—reveals that when 84 percent of households in the country suffered a decline in their income in a year marked by tremendous loss of life and livelihoods, the number of Indian billionaires grew from 102 to 142.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana emerged among the best three performers in terms of overall performance according to the Niti Aayog’s health index while Uttar Pradesh topped the table on incremental performance despite being at the bottom.

While the progress towards Universal Health Coverage is dependent on improvements in public spending on health, the private sector with its vast presence in service delivery, is called to play an even bigger role in the health sector.

Universal health coverage (UHC) means that everyone receives quality health services, when and where they need them, without incurring financial hardship. Before COVID-19 struck, the world was far short of reaching the Sustainable Goal (SDG) 3.8 targets and the goal of 1 billion more people benefiting from UHC by 2023.

The current health crisis has exposed the fragile nature of health systems in Africa according to a new report from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. One of the main challenges facing health systems is the lack of data in some countries.

The sound management of Health Care Waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 throughout Africa has significantly influenced the already overburdened Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) systems in many countries.

This paper is part of WRI’s Energy for Development Initiative, which integrates clean energy into strategies for improving development outcomes across the Indian states of Assam, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan.

Efforts to reform global pandemic preparedness and response are happening too slowly, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response said.

This report provides a vital snapshot of the overall progress that governments have made in the field of health and climate change to date, as well as insight into what work remains in order to protect their populations from the most devastating health impacts of climate change.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed health systems worldwide, a new report brings together low-carbon and climate-resilient health solutions that can help protect the planet and individuals against future threats.

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