Established in April 1948, the World Health Organization remains the leading agency concerned with international public health. As a division of the United Nations, the WHO works closely with governments to work towards combating infectious diseases and ensuring preventative care for all nations. The events included in the
To celebrate the start of a new year, GNHE has published an assessment of progress towards universal health coverage in another country – Bolivia. The author is Cecilia Vidal Fuertes and her main conclusions are: Bolivia has recently made important progress towards the goal of universal coverage by injecting
Janet Fleischman, senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, speaks with U.S. Ambassador Mark Storella, deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, “on the opportunities and challenges of global health diplomacy and how global
Cross River State (CRS) is taking giant strides towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and its vision “to be a leading Nigerian state with prosperous and healthy citizens”.
This publication is the result of a renewed collaboration between the OECD and the European Commission under the broader "State of Health in the EU" initiative, designed to support EU member states in their evidence-based policy making.
A report shared by World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) on Implementing Accountable Care to Achieve Better Health at a Lower Cost.
There is a worldwide shortage of health-care workers and the situation is worsening. WHO has forecast an 18 million shortfall by 2030, over twice the 7 million shortfall estimated in 2013.1 The alarm about insufficient staffing levels was raised a decade ago in the World Health Report 2006: Working Together for Health, which described the then global shortage as a “crisis”.2 The situation is even more critical today. What can be done?
A thematic paper shared by Unicef/Chatham House on Accelerating Progress Towards UHC for Women & Children in South Asia, East Asia & the Pacific.
The report shared by the Lancet Global Health on Essential Medicines discusses the priority health-care needs of the population. It examines the essential medicine policies that are crucial to promoting health and achieving sustainable development.
The report on essential medicines for universal health coverage (UHC) by the Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies provides a timely contribution to discussions about how improving access to medicines can help achieve UHC.
A report shared by iheed termed "Achieving Universal Health Coverage - Technology For Innovative Primary Care Education". With the many challenges faced on the road to achieving universal health coverage, the report examines how ICT can facilitate the education of PHC Professionals worldwide in order to address the challenges
In 2005, all WHO Member States committed to working to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), in a collective expression of the belief that all people in need should have access to health services without risk of financial ruin or impoverishment. Working for universal health coverage is a powerful mechanism for achieving
This article describes and analyses more than 8 years of government and donor efforts to establish and improve Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) stewardship over the for-profit health sector. This was a MoPH-led endeavour supported mainly by USAID, the World Bank and the EU involving hundreds of internal and external actors
This report includes an analysis and comparison of government sponsored health insurance programs in India. It finds the current design of government supported healthcare financing and puts a heavy emphasis on hospital and specialty care, neglecting primary healthcare coverage as an integral part of the health system. This