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World Bank’s Kim Says Health Care ‘Is a Right for Everyone’

Health care is a human right that all nations should seek to provide for everyone to help foster economic growth and political stability, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said.

“Health care is a right for everyone, in every country, rich or poor,” Kim said in remarks today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “Not providing health, education, and social protection is fundamentally unjust -- in addition to being a bad economic and political strategy.”