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Yemen’s Health Care System Faces Supply Shortages, At Risk Of Collapse, WHO Warns

Deutsche Welle: Yemen’s health care system at risk of collapse “Yemen’s health services were on the brink of collapse with life-saving medicines and key medical supplies running out, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. ‘Power cuts and fuel shortages also threaten to disrupt the vaccine cold chain, leaving…

Catholic Church Faces Challenges In Continuing HIV/AIDS Treatment Programs In Africa

Christian Science Monitor: In Africa’s battle against AIDS, a key player hits a crossroads “The Catholic Church administers 25 percent of all AIDS treatment worldwide, especially in hard-to-reach rural areas. But it’s facing new obstacles as funding declines and African governments are under pressure to provide services themselves…” (Brown, 4/21).

China Can Provide Important Lessons, Serve As Partner To Africa On UHC

Devex: China and UHC in Africa Cheng Feng, chair of the China Alliance for South-South Health Cooperation Research and professor at Tsinghua University Research Center for Public Health “…The success that China is beginning to have in expanding health coverage at home is particularly fertile learning territory for Africa, given…

USAID Announces New Approach To Purchasing, Distributing Medicines, Supplies

USAID: New Global Health Approach to Reach Millions More People with Lifesaving Medicines “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a new approach to purchasing and distributing life-saving medicine and health supplies. USAID will use data analytics and innovative tools to drive-down the price of medicines and increase…

Devex Opinion Pieces Discuss Access To Health For All

Devex: UHC: Our best defense against crises, and an investment in our future Michael Myers, managing director at the Rockefeller Foundation “…It’s essential that countries shore up their health systems to detect and contain diseases before they become epidemics that threaten communities, nations, and entire regions. Health systems need to…

UHC Target In SDGs Must Balance Inequalities, Provide Access To High-Quality Care

Devex: UHC: A spoonful of sugar to ensure health care for everyone Winnie Byanyima, executive director at Oxfam International “…The inclusion of a target in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals to achieving universal health coverage — where all people are able to access high-quality health care without fear of falling…