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Haiti’s Medical Staff Strike Challenges Country’s Health System

Humanosphere: Haiti’s nationwide doctor strike continues with no end in sight Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses Haiti’s nationwide medical staff strike, “which has spread to more than a dozen state-run hospitals and led to countless deaths as hospitals scramble to provide care for neglected patients. … [T]he nationwide strike has…

Ugandan Government Continues Crack Down On LGBTI Community

Associated Press: Uganda’s government vows to ‘suppress’ gay pride activities “Uganda’s government said Monday it ‘will continue to suppress’ the public activities of homosexuals and that a rehabilitation program had been developed to allow them to ‘lead normal lives again.’ … A colonial-era law proscribes such sex acts ‘against the…

Improving Supply Chains Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Reaching the last mile: The future of medicine access for everyone Edward Wilson, director of John Snow, Inc.’s Center for Health Logistics “…Universal health coverage requires universal access to medicines, vaccines, and other health commodities. … But there’s still a long way to go, especially in reaching every person,…

U.N., Countries Must Address All Barriers To Improve Access To Medicines

Devex: U.N. needs to look beyond patents for improving access to medicines David J. Olson, technical adviser for the Palladium Group “…[L]eaks from [U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines’] highly secretive proceedings suggest that the secretary general told the panel to focus on intellectual property and…

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