Gender amplifies the social, racial and political inequalities that trap people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the UNFPA charges in its flagship report, The State of World Population 2017, released today.

A lack of political will and inadequate funding to the health sector exacerbate Africa’s gaping health inequalities, according to WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who spoke at the 67th annual session of the World Health Regional Committee this week.   Tedros…