An estimated 400 million people worldwide lack access to at least one of seven essential health services, ranging from pregnancy care to clean water, according to a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization and World Bank.
At the same time, more people have access to essential health services than ever before, the report said, though coverage gaps remain.
The report, which examined surveys from 37 nations conducted between 2002 and 2012, is the first to track progress toward universal health coverage.
The goal of universal coverage, which would mean all citizens would have access to health services . . .