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By Gina Lagomarsino
Connor Spreng, an economist at the World Bank, moderated a session on the IFC flagship report "Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa" at the JLN Mombasa Workshop. The Health Partnerships report was officially launched to a group of 200 health partners from…[ Read More ]
By Nkem Wellington
The Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly closed on Friday, May 20th after adopting a critical resolution on universal health coverage (UHC). The resolution calls for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General (DG) to present universal health for the upcoming UN General Assembly in September 2011. Globally, over three billion people…[ Read More ]
By Cheryl Cashin
Achieving access to basic health services for the entire population without risk of financial hardship or impoverishment from out-of-pocket expenditures (“universal health coverage”) is a challenge that continues to confront most low- and middle-income countries. As coverage expands in these countries, issues of financial sustainability, efficiency, and quality of care…[ Read More ]