14 October 2008 - World Health Report urges reorganization of health systems to provide care for all

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UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman (left), Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dr. Anatoliy Dernovoy and Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Margaret Chan launch 'World Health Report 2008' in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Production date: 14 October 2008

Duration: 3:04

Keywords: UNICEF, children, WHO, health

Main shooting locations: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Main sequences: A World Health Organisation report launched today warns that health systems around the world are ailing and need to be urgently reoriented to ensure that all people rich and poor have access to quality and affordable healthcare.  The World Health Report 2008 outlines what is wrong with today's health care services, in particular inequities and inefficiencies which result in 100 million people each year throughout the world being pushed into poverty trying to pay for health care. Millions more have no access to quality healthcare at all. Many countries at all development stages are now looking to primary health care as a systemic approach to addressing challenges in their health care systems. 

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