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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Universal Health Care In Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: Universal health coverage post-2015: putting people first Editorial Board “Dec 12, 2014, marks the world’s first Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. … UHC is indeed considered one of the key components of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be finalized in September 2015. … UHC beyond 2015 must…

Large Portion Of Global Population Cannot Afford Health Care, ILO Report Says

U.N. News Centre: “Paying out-of-pocket for health care leads to ‘deep impoverishment’ — U.N. report” “Some 80 percent of the population across 44 countries lives without any health protection, essentially being deprived of the right to health care simply because they cannot afford it, according to a new report released…

Ebola Damaging Health Service Delivery In West Africa, WHO Official Says

VOA News: General Health Systems Damaged by Ebola in West Africa “The World Health Organization reports the spread of Ebola is having a damaging impact on the delivery of health services for people suffering from other illnesses in the three severely affected Ebola countries in West Africa. … Ebola has…

GlaxoSmithKline Again Tops ‘Access To Medicine Index’

New York Times: GlaxoSmithKline Leads In Getting Drugs to Poor “For the fourth time, GlaxoSmithKline has led all other pharmaceutical companies on an influential list ranking companies by how effectively they help the world’s poor get needed medicines. The list, the Access to Medicine Index, has been published every other…

In South Africa, AIDS Group Says Poor Public Health System Damaging Treatment Gains; Young Women Face Higher HIV Incidence Than Male Peers

Associated Press: South African AIDS group says treatment stalling “…The [Treatment Action Campaign], one of the country’s largest AIDS awareness groups, said it would not join a [World AIDS Day] celebration while South Africa’s over-burdened public health care system is eroding progress made in the last decade. … Speaking at…

World’s Health Issues Span Wide Spectrum, Not Just Diseases

International Monetary Fund: Global Health Problems Span a Wide Spectrum James Rowe of the IMF discusses the December issue of the IMF’s Finance and Development magazine, which “examines a panoply of global health concerns — among them the growing importance of regional and local governments in health care delivery, the…

Amref Health Africa, WHO Begin First African Health Conference

Africa Science News: Experts meet in Nairobi for the first African Health Conference “Amref Health Africa and the World Health Organization (WHO) [on Monday] initiated the three-day international health conference focused on how Africa can influence the global health agenda with the aim of improving health care on the continent…”…

Experts Discuss Global Health Collaboration In Devex Google Hangout

Devex: The future of public, private sector, and NGO collaboration in global health “There’s a firm consensus among global health experts that collaboration between the public and private sectors and NGOs is crucial to address emerging global health issues. In this Google Hangout, Devex’s Michael Igoe reached out to representatives…