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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

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U.N. High-Level Meeting Offers Opportunity For Global Community To Mobilize Around Universal…

The Lancet: U.N. High-Level Meeting on antimicrobials — what do we need? Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, and senior research scholar and lecturer at Princeton University, and colleagues “…The [U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting of Heads of State] must develop realistic goals, stimulate political will, mobilize resources, and…More

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the search for universal health coverage

The crisis in Syria has forced more than 4 million people to find refuge outside Syria.

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CGD Blog Post Discusses Key Takeaways From Conference Session On UHC

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: How to Decide ‘Who Gets What’ in Health: Takeaways from the 2016 Prince Mahidol Awards Conference Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow, and Yuna Sakuma, program associate, both at CGD, highlight takeaways from a session at the 2016 Prince…More

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Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds – The New York Times

A major survey of Americans struggling with medical bills finds that, even among the insured, illness and injury can reshape a family’s financial health. Source: Read More

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As G7 Chair, Japan Can Promote UHC By Framing As Health Security Issue

BMJ Blogs: Gavin Yamey: Can Japan rouse the G7 nations to action on universal health coverage? Gavin Yamey, a professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, discusses Japan’s G7 chair status and its potential influence in promoting universal health coverage (UHC) as a focus issue for upcoming G7 summits. Yamey also talks about the possible…More

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Who benefits from public health financing in Zimbabwe? Towards universal health coverage

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Japan Hosts International Meetings On UHC, Global Fund Replenishment

News outlets report on the opening of the International Conference on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the 5th Replenishment Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, taking place in Tokyo. EFE/La Prensa: Bill Gates participates in Tokyo conference to end malaria and AIDS “…The two-day symposium is also being attended…More

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Private Sector Involvement, Collaboration Across Sectors Critical To Achieving UHC

Huffington Post: Achieving Universal Health Coverage: It’s About Time Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president & CEO at Rabin Martin “…[Achieving universal health coverage (UHC)] requires a marriage between the art of allocating resources appropriately with the reality of the burden of disease and what can be done to mitigate it. … Each country has to determine…More

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Recognizing Universal Health Coverage Day, U.N. Calls On Nations To Provide Affordable Health…

U.N. News Centre: U.N. calls on global community to ensure access to affordable, quality health services for all “The United Nations is marking Universal Health Coverage Day with a strong call on countries to invest substantially in achieving affordable health care access worldwide to improve the lives of millions of people and contribute significantly towards…More

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Achieving UHC, Improving Health Of Women, Children, Adolescents ‘Mutually Dependent’

The Lancet: Women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health needs universal health coverage Robin Gorna, executive director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), and colleagues “…Achieving [universal health coverage (UHC)] and the aims of the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy are mutually dependent. Here are some central reasons why. First, persistent inequities…More

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Universal Health Coverage Day

A new global coalition is urging governments to accelerate reforms that ensure everyone, everywhere, can access quality health services without being forced into poverty. The Read More

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Polio, MDGs, UHC, and more: WHO Bulletin July 2014

In this month’s bulletin: • Why polio is a public health emergency of international concern• Factors that predict success in meeting MDG 4 and 5• Read More

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Different roads to ‘universal health’ in Latin America | The Lancet Global Health Blog

Luis Ortiz Hernández Civil society groups at the World Health Assembly last month criticised the emphasis on insurance schemes that blindly promote private sector participation Read More

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