Sick Development Global Launch

06 Jul 2023
15:00 - 17:00

Patients living in poverty in the Global South are being bankrupted by private healthcare corporations backed by multi-million-dollar investments from development finance institutions (DFIs) run by the UK, French, German and other rich country governments as well as the World Bank. Two new reports from Oxfam - Sick Development and First, Do No Harm - find that DFIs are investing development funds in private hospitals that are responsible for serious human rights abuses, overcharging, turning away patients unable to pay upfront, and profiteering during the pandemic. Join report authors Anna Marriott and Anjela Taneja, alongside a fascinating panel of other speakers to explore the report findings, and discuss the role of DFIs in the sector. You can read the reports here: https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/poor-people-being-bypassed-or-bankrupted-rich-countries-pour-development-billions

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