5 billion people will miss basic healthcare as countries hold back investments, says WHO
- Five billion people won't receive healthcare in the next 11 years, because most of the countries are underinvesting in primary healthcare.
- Countries "must invest at least 1% more of GDP on primary health care" to bridge the gap.
- Increasing expenditure will increase life expectancy by 3.7 by 2030.
If governments loosen their purse strings a tad and increase investments by even a proportion, it can save 60 million lives in low and middle-income countries.
It recommends that further added, countries "must invest at least 1% more of GDP on primary health care" to bridge the gap.
Increasing investments will increase life expectancy by 3.7 years by 2030 and contain personal expenses by people.
Globally , $7.5 trillion is spent on primary healthcare but it barely covers half the world's population. And, nearly 925 million people have to shed 10% of their household income on healthcare.
“It is quite shocking to see the increasing number of people
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