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In Hogs WeTrust - a Radio Interview

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Alon at CKUW Radio (95.9 fm) at the University of Winnipeg, interviews journalist/blogger/activist Larry Powell (L.)  about the recent decision by the Government of Manitoba to expand the hog industry in the province. Are the rewards worth the risk? You be the judge. Runs 38'30". Interview proper starts at the 1'45" mark. This is a podcast (no picture). COMMENTS WELCOME. Thanks to CKUW for the opportunity to get the word out about these important issues. L.P.

World Bank and World Health Organization: Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses

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TOKYO, December 13, 2017 —At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.  Photo by Oxfam And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets. Currently, 800 million people spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves, a sick child or other family member. For almost 100 million people these expenses are high enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90 or less a day. The findings, released today in  Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report,  have been simultaneously published in  Lancet Global Health. “It is completely unacceptable that half the world still lacks coverage for the most essential health services,” said  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World H