A package of nearly US$160 billion in immediate debt cancelation and aid is needed to help prevent millions of deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to Oxfam. The five-point Global Public Health Plan and Emergency Response would enable poor countries to take action to prevent the spread of the disease and build the capacity of health systems to care for those affected, Oxfam said in an embargoed press release on Monday. Oxfam International is a confederation of 20 independent affiliates working to help people with support including clean water, sanitation, food, and shelter. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread suffering in rich countries, overwhelming some of the best healthcare systems in the world,” Oxfam said. “But with the disease now spreading to many poor countries where high levels of poverty and inequality risk accelerating [it], the public health challenges are even greater.” Nearly three billion people across the developing world do not have access to clean water, and millions more do not have access to adequate healthcare and live in crowded slums or refugee camps where social isolation is impossible, it said. Women are forecast to be hit the hardest as they make up 70 percent of health workers… Read full this story
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