Financing over half the cost of the frontline response to the Ebola outbreak in DRC resulted in a 5-fold increase in patients seeking free services.
A health worker monitors the health of a patient at a hospital in DRC. The World Bank facilitate the access to free health care in order for people to attend the health infrastructures and get detected if they have Ebola. ? Vincent Tremeau/World Bank.

With African countries on the front lines of climate change risks, the World Bank is ramping up support, prioritizing the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Kindia, Guinea. Foulya research center for agriculture. ? Vincent Tremeau/World Bank
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The new Women Business and the Law index shows that most of the world moved towards gender equality over the past decade. Ten years ago, the global average score was 70.06. Since then 131 economies made 274 legal changes towards gender equality. This led to a 4.65 point increase in the average global score, to 74.71 today. This is a significant achievement—but it also means that women still have only three-fourths of the legal rights of men in the measured areas. Read More.



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