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Health system reform is both necessary and possible. As The Economist magazine noted in 2018, “universal healthcare, worldwide, is within reach: the case for it is a powerful one — including in poor countries”.  

Poorly run and exclusionary health systems undermine education, discourage entrepreneurship, reduce worker productivity and slow economic growth. As a result of sensible reforms, middle-income countries such as Thailand, Chile and Costa Rica now enjoy health outcomes similar to those of high-income states. ..

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