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Health costs pose risks: WHO

By Sarah Taguiam, The Phnom Penh Post
June 17, 2015
Out-of-pocket expenditures for health care have significantly increased in Cambodia, placing families hovering just above the poverty line at risk of being plunged back into indigence, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). In the WHO’s recent Tracking Universal Health Coverage report, released on Friday, Cambodia was named…[ Read More ]

Lack of universal health coverage “pushing many into poverty”

By Judith Ugwumadu
June 15, 2015
Some 400 million people globally lack essential health services and individual healthcare costs are forcing many into poverty, according to a major international report. The World Health Organisation and the World Bank’s Tracking universal health coverage report measured health service coverage and financial protection in 37 countries to examine progress…[ Read More ]

UN: World a long way from achieving universal health coverage

By Student Operated Press
June 15, 2015
Some 400 million people do not have access to health services and 6 per cent of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped or pushed further into extreme poverty because of the high cost of health spending, according to a report released today by the United Nations World Health…[ Read More ]

Ghana’s learning exchange with Taiwan builds confidence, cooperation in NHIA

By USAID HFG Project
June 12, 2015 Thumbnail
This article is crossposted from the HFG Project blog. In Taiwan, universal health coverage (UHC) is not just a goal, it is already a reality. Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) covers 99.9% of the country’s population by providing low-cost health care to its beneficiaries through a centralized, single-payer system. Built on…[ Read More ]

UHC progress report reveals growing momentum, unacceptable gaps

By Network Coordinator
June 12, 2015 Thumbnail
More countries than ever before are embracing universal health coverage – quality health care without financial hardship – as a path for eradicating extreme poverty, helping societies thrive and building more resilient health systems. More than 100 low- and middle-income countries, home to three-quarters of the world’s population, have taken steps…[ Read More ]
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UHC and the post-2015 debate: what if we started conceiving health in a society as an emergent prope

By By Rakhal Gaitonde (EV2012, PhD Student, Dept of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden & Dept of Humaniti
August 15, 2014
There have been a number of attempts at establishing global level goals for health in recent decades. The Alma Ata declaration of 1978 which envisioned Health for All by 2000, the ICPD and the Millennium Development Goals are some examples, that preceded the present discussion on Universal Health Coverage at the international…

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