Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank Group.
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During the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with 49 total cases and 26 deaths so far, the government of DRC has approved the use for trials starting this week of a new, as-yet unlicensed Ebola vaccine, the rVSV-ZEBOV.
Seven out of the top 10 highest average scorers on internationally comparable tests such as PISA and TIMSS are from the region, with Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong (China) consistently among the best
President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, has called on world leaders to pay more attention to the investment in human capital to help grow their economies.
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