Millions of people get sick and die from causes that could largely be prevented with access to health services. In addition, millions of families fall further into the trap of poverty through a lack of social protection that means they must bear the cost of healthcare themselves.
One of the main problems is the lack of political will and economic capacity in developing countries to allocate resources to health. In addition, many of these countries are highly dependent on international cooperation, which is often inadequate and unpredictable in the long run. This is compounded by the fact that high-income countries abandoned their international responsibilities during the economic crisis, drastically reducing their international aid budgets.