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Decentralization and Governance of Universal Health Coverage

Decentralization is frequently recommended as a governance remedy for a wide variety of ills, for example: a means to deepen democratic governance and citizen empowerment, Read More

How do political considerations shape Universal Health Coverage?

How many times have you heard that there is a consensus on universal health coverage (UHC)?  How often have you been told that the global Read More

Does Governance Help Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

I first heard about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2010. At the time, I was working with a group of economists who had just returned Read More

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Innovative Technology, ‘Tech Savvy’ Health Workers Could Help Kenya Achieve UHC

Inter Press Service: Business Unusual will Drive Africa’s Quest to achieve Health Care for All Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. resident coordinator for Kenya, and Radhika Shah, co-president at Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs “…Few frontiers provide greater potential for African countries to achieve [universal health coverage (UHC)] than information technology. … [T]hese innovations will ensure that each…More


Decentralization and Governance of Universal Health Coverage

Decentralization is frequently recommended as a governance remedy for a wide variety of ills, for example: a means to deepen democratic governance and citizen empowerment, Read More


Devex Examines Contentious Discussions Among WHO Member States On Access To Medicines

Devex: Member states clash as WHO mulls how to make medicine accessible to all “World Health Organization member states agree on the importance of access to medicines to achieve universal health coverage, but at the recently concluded 142nd session of WHO’s Executive Board, it was clear they have different and strong opinions on how to…More


WHO DG Calls For Universal Health Coverage, Outlines Agency’s Successes In Address To…

Intellectual Property Watch: New WHO Director Calls On Board To Join In “Intensive” Period Of Change “All human beings should receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship, such is the definition of universal health coverage, a key point of discussion at the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting this week. New WHO…More


Blog Post Summarizes Data On Sub-Saharan Africa’s Progress Toward UHC

Brookings Institution: Figures of the week: Monitoring sub-Saharan Africa’s progress toward universal health care coverage Amy Copley, research analyst and project coordinator for the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, examines data from a recent joint World Bank and WHO report, “Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report,” which looks at “regional and…More


Blog Post Highlights Role Of Frontline Health Workers In Achieving Patient-Centered Care, SDG 3

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Integration of Frontline Health Workforce Will Determine Success of SDGs, Universal Health Coverage in 2018 and Beyond Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses the role of frontline health workers in delivering patient-centered care and helping countries achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 — “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being…More


FT Health Discusses Efforts To Track Universal Health Coverage, Features Interview With World…

FT Health: Universal health cover, Jim Kim, expanding wineglasses The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter highlights efforts to track universal health coverage globally and features an interview with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on “efforts to encourage investment in health and education.” The newsletter also features a roundup of…More


How do political considerations shape Universal Health Coverage?

How many times have you heard that there is a consensus on universal health coverage (UHC)?  How often have you been told that the global Read More


At International Forum, Japan Pledges $2.9B To Help Countries Pursue UHC; U.N. SG Stresses Need…

Japan Times: Japan pledges $2.9 billion to support countries pursuing universal health coverage “Japan will contribute about $2.9 billion to programs combating infectious disease and treating young children in developing countries that are pursuing universal health coverage, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday at an international forum on the topic in Tokyo. … Abe made…More


Integrating Innovative Technologies Into Health Care Infrastructures Vital To Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: Business unusual — innovating for health systems of the future John Sargent, co-founder of BroadReach “…For [universal health coverage (UHC)] to become a reality, … the widespread adoption of innovative technology in the health care industry must become ‘business as usual.’ The transformative power of technology empowers providers and payers of health care…More


U.N. General Assembly Adopts 2 Resolutions Calling On Member States To Work Toward Universal…

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Assembly calls on member states to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage “The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day. In one of the two resolutions…More


Blog Post Discusses How Supporting Local Change Agents Can Advance UHC

Results for Development: Universal Health Coverage: How can we best support local change agents, whether they are in DC or Dhaka? Gina Lagomarsino, president and CEO of R4D, recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, reflects on her experience working to expand health coverage in Washington, D.C. and applies lessons learned to a global context, and…More


Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts To Achieve Universal Health Coverage On UHC Day

The Lancet Global Health: Adding clarity to the universal health coverage picture Editorial Board “…As countries embark on the journey towards [universal health coverage (UHC)], they need tools to evaluate their starting point, keep track along the way, and define the way forward. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer ways to monitor their UHC-dedicated target…More


WHO Should Prioritize Measurement Of Health SDG Progress, Infectious Disease Preparedness

STAT: Focused projects can help Tedros restore confidence in the WHO Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust and chair of the Scientific Advisory Group for the WHO’s R&D Blueprint “…This week, the WHO executive board meets in a special session to decide its strategy and program of work. … [W]hile universal health coverage is…More


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