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Oxfam health and education
Free quality health care and education services are vital to our fight against poverty, providing poor people with the foundations for a brighter future.
Every day in developing countries, teachers, doctors, nurses and community health workers are changing lives, often working against the odds to provide quality education and health care.
Yet each day more than 72 million children - many of them girls - still miss out on school; 1,400 women die needlessly in pregnancy and child birth; and only 5.2 million people living with HIV who need treatment get the medicines they need (UNAIDS 2010).
This lack of education and health care robs millions of people of their futures. Read more . . .