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U.N. Report Reveals Health Care Disparities Between Rural, Urban Populations

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report finds bulk of world’s rural populations excluded from health care access
“The majority of the world’s rural populations continue to live and work without essential health care services, in stark contrast to their urban-dwelling counterparts, according to a new report released [Monday] by the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO)…” (4/27).

VOA News: Report: People in Rural Areas Lose Out on Health Care
“…New data from 174 countries reveal a huge gap in access to health care between rural and urban areas worldwide. The report, by the International Labor Organization, for the first time presents comprehensive global evidence on the extent of the inequities between these populations…” (Schlein, 4/27).

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