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High-Level Ministerial Meeting To Address Health Workforce Barriers To Achieving UHC

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Health Employment Ministerial Meeting Holds Promise To Advancing on Universal Access to Health Services Cecilia Amaral, global communications associate at IntraHealth International, discusses the importance of addressing health workforce barriers in order to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Amaral also highlights a meeting on health workforce investments and…

NYT Video Report Examines Drug Research Funding, Patents, Pricing

New York Time’s “Retro Report”: ‘Could You Patent the Sun?’ In this video report, the New York Times examines new drug research in the U.S., including funding sources and patent holders, and how rising drug prices affect consumer access (12/11).

UHC Is ‘Ultimate Expression Of Fairness,’ Critical To Achieving Health-Related SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Universal Health Coverage: an affordable goal for all Margaret Chan, director general of WHO, and Gro Harlem Brundtland, deputy chair of The Elders “…Achieving [Universal Health Coverage (UHC)] and the other health-related [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] targets isn’t just about spending more money. Governments need to ensure…

Achieving UHC Requires Investments In Health Care Systems, Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Achieve #HealthForAll We Need Health Workers for All IntraHealth International’s editorial team recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day and highlights five articles on reaching UHC by 2020, including pieces on the future of health financing, investing in frontline health workers to address noncommunicable diseases, investing in…

Gavi Announces Special Commitment To Help Aid Agencies Purchase Vaccines For Syrian Children

STAT: Global nonprofit says it will help deliver vaccines to Syrian children “An international organization that helps low-income countries buy vaccines is going to assist aid agencies to purchase vaccines for children in war-torn Syria. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced the program Thursday following a meeting of its board. The…

‘UHC 2030’ Could Play Critical Role In Ensuring Global Leaders Remain Committed To UHC

The Lancet: Universal Health Coverage — looking to the future Editorial Board “…Increasingly, political leaders seem to be presenting a shared global vision for [universal health coverage (UHC)]. … Next week, an important step towards the goal of UHC takes place in Geneva. In September, Margaret Chan announced the creation…

Collaboration On, Implementation Of Mobile Technologies Can Improve Maternal Health Care Uptake

Devex: Opinion: Using mobile tech to influence behavior and improve maternal health Janet Aika Matemu, technology manager, and Lindsay Sanders, communications and development manager, both with Jacaranda Health “…With the generous support of Johnson & Johnson, Jacaranda Health has piloted a package of mobile technology innovations in its maternity hospitals…

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