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Myanmar Strategic Purchasing Brief Series

These three briefs examine the practical considerations in the design and implementation of a strategic purchasing pilot project among private general practitioners (GPs) in Myanmar. This pilot will start developing the important functions of, and provide valuable lessons around, contracting of health providers and purchasing that will contribute to the


Governing Quality in Health Care on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

As countries work to promote and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), maintaining and improving quality in health care is emerging as a priority. While research has been conducted on service delivery and financing schemes for UHC, little consolidated knowledge or guidance is available on institutional arrangements and their impact on


Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 State of Health in the EU Cycle

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.


The global shortage of health workers—an opportunity to transform care

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?


Accelerating Progress Towards UHC for Women & Children in South Asia, East Asia & the Pacific

A thematic paper shared by Unicef/Chatham House on Accelerating Progress Towards UHC for Women & Children in South Asia, East Asia & the Pacific.


Essential medicines for universal health coverage

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. 


Scaling up for universal health coverage

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.


Achieving Universal Health Coverage - Technology For Innovative Primary Care Education

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


eHealth in the Region of the Americas: breaking down the barriers to implementation…

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


Health workforce requirements for UHC and Sustainable Development Goals

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.


Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums

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


Global Report on Urban Health

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..

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

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Rethinking Development and Health: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study

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 Research Training Resources

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