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
The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 sets out the policy agenda to ensure a workforce that is fit for purpose to attain the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This background paper analyzes the quantitative implications of and requirements for its implementation.
In the first paper in this Series on Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums, the writers assess theoretical and empirical evidence and conclude that the health of people living in slums is a function not only of poverty but of intimately shared physical and
The report by the World Health Organization (WHO) presents major urban health challenges that would need to be tackled in order to realize a vision for healthier cities. It presents evidence of deprived and high-risk populations within cities as well as possible solutions to control preventable ill-health within them.
Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda: United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Quito, October 2016 This paper was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) with a focus on why health is important for 21st century cities and why urban development is
The GBD 2015 study shows that, from 1990 to 2015, the world as a whole has been undergoing an epidemiological transition. The nature of that transition is discussed in a brief overview of some key GBD 2015 results. Since the GBD 2015 study’s results consist of over 2 billion estimated data points, this report
Health systems face constant new challenges. They must maintain a focus on health improvement even as they absorb unexpected shocks, respond to emerging needs and take advantage of new opportunities. This November, Health Systems Research hosts the HSR2016 in Vancouver to push the boundaries of health systems
This report documents recent efforts by USAID, the Joint Learning Network (JLN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) and Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) projects to explore the challenges and successful experiences of governing quality at the
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demonstrate a renewed global commitment to health, underpinned by target 3.8 for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) whereby all people and communities have access to needed quality health services without risk of financial hardship.
Addressing supply side factors to improve family planning and reproductive health services in the Indian National Health Insurance Scheme in Uttar Pradesh
A web publication by Max C Roser from Our Wolrd in Data with a visual data analysis of the changes and evolution of global health.