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In Myanmar, Setting a Goal for Universal Health Coverage

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2014 is already shaping up to be another exciting year for the global movement for universal health coverage (UHC). I was just with World Bank Group President Jim Kim in Myanmar, where we are putting our previously announced global targets for universal health coverage into action. 

Kim Speaks on Thailand’s Path Toward Universal Health Coverage

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On Jan. 29, 2014, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke about Thailand’s effort to achieve universal health coverage at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok. In just one year, the country’s universal health coverage scheme added 18 million uninsured citizens to the rolls of the insured. Kim also addressed Thailand’s success in reducing new HIV infections by more than 90% from 1990 to 2013, which saved $18 billion. Read Kim’s full remarks.

La lutte contre le sida et la pauvreté passe par l’autonomisation des femmes et des filles

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« On ne mange pas un bonbon avec son papier ». C’est ainsi que de jeunes Sud-Africains justifient leur refus de porter un préservatif. Malgré les risques élevés d’infection par le VIH, que personne n’ignore ou presque. Une étude récente (a) de la Banque mondiale a ainsi constaté que le préservatif était souvent vécu par les hommes comme une atteinte à leur virilité et que les femmes n’osaient pas insister.

Empowering Women, Girls is Vital To Tackling AIDS, Poverty

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“You cannot eat a sweet with the wrapping,” young men from South Africa told researchers as part of a recent World Bank study, explaining why they refuse to wear condoms despite a high and well-known risk of HIV. Men often don’t see condoms as manly, and women feel unable to insist.

What does this mean? A 2011 Gallup poll of 19 sub-Saharan African countries, home to more than two-thirds of the world's HIV-infected population, found most adults know how to prevent the spread of HIV. But while 72 percent agreed people should use latex condoms every time they have sex, only 40 percent said they ever had.

World Bank, WHO Announce New Targets for Universal Health Coverage

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On December 6, 2013, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke at a joint Government of Japan-World Bank Conference on Universal Health Coverage in Tokyo. In his remarks, he announced that the Bank and the World Health Organization are releasing a joint framework for monitoring progress toward universal health coverage with two targets, one for financial protection, and one for service delivery.

Getting health right: An impact evaluation in the Philippines

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Over the past two decades, infant mortality in the Philippines has dropped by more than half. The number of women dying in childbirth has declined, and mortality rates from diseases such as tuberculosis have fallen. The country, however, still isn’t close to meeting the 2015 health targets in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. 
 

World AIDS Day: Bank, Global Fund Focus on Saving Lives, Stronger Health Systems

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On this year’s World AIDS Day – 1 December 2013 –the world commemorates remarkable scientific progress against AIDS and the translation of this progress into saving lives: In the last decade, new HIV infections, AIDS deaths and TB-related deaths among people with AIDS have declined by one- third.

Mettre sa santé en danger

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Aucun pays n’est épargné. La consommation de tabac ou de drogues, l’abus d’alcool, une mauvaise alimentation, une vie trop sédentaire ou des pratiques sexuelles à risque sont autant de comportements par lesquels on met sa santé en danger. Avoir un comportement à risque, c’est réduire sa propre espérance de vie et exposer souvent les autres à des conséquences néfastes. 

Risking Your Health

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All over the world, people engage in behaviors that are risky for their health. They smoke, use illicit drugs, drink too much alcohol, eat unhealthy food or adopt sedentary lifestyles, and have risky sexual encounters. As a consequence, they endanger their health, reduce their own life expectancy, and often impose harmful consequences on others.

Poner en riesgo su salud

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En todo el mundo, las personas participan en conductas de riesgo para su salud, como fumar, usar drogas ilegales, abusar del alcohol, comer alimentos poco saludables  o adoptar estilos de vida sedentaria, y tener relaciones sexuales  sin protección. Como consecuencia, ponen en peligro su salud, reducen su expectativa de vida y con frecuencia afectan a los demás.

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