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António Guterres Sworn In As Next U.N. Secretary General

New York Times: António Guterres, Sworn In as U.N.’s Next Leader, Must Factor Trump Into His Plans “António Guterres took the oath of office on Monday to become the next secretary general of the United Nations amid a rise in nationalist movements around the world and what he called a…

Blog Post Examines ‘How To’ Of Expanding Universal Health Coverage

The Lancet Global Health Blog: Expanding universal health coverage from the ground up Stefan Nachuk, a health systems specialist at Thinkwell Global, and Nathaniel Otoo, chief executive officer of the Ghana Health Insurance Authority and former steering group convener of the Joint Learning Network, and colleagues discuss lessons from the…

African Nations Must Strengthen Steps To Implement Universal Health Coverage

Project Syndicate: Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the WHO “…[S]trong health care systems are critical not only in times of crisis. They are also needed to provide children with life-saving immunizations; to provide women with reproductive care, including contraception; and to provide…

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…

‘Precision’ Approach To Global Health Moves Beyond Prevention, Control Of Diseases, Could Accelerate Progress Toward SDG Targets

The Lancet: Precision global health: beyond prevention and control Editorial Board “…A tailored approach [to health] will … help in reaching broader global health targets. … In some areas progress could be accelerated with more refined targeting of causes of death. Knowing where to target interventions to reduce mortality, by…

‘Collective Action’ Needed To End Hunger Worldwide

Medium: 5 Lessons Learned While Leading Food for Peace Dina Esposito, director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace “…As my time with Food for Peace comes to a close, I wanted to share five lessons I have learned: … Lesson 1: Conflict has returned as the predominant force shaping…

In Panel Discussion, Experts Discuss Lancet Series On Maternal Health, Actions To Achieve Goals

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: ‘The Lancet’ on Achieving Maternal Health Goals in the SDG Era: Tackling Diversity and Divergence Nancy Chong, intern for the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discusses an event during which maternal and newborn health experts addressed issues…

Trump Administration Should Consider 5 Key Areas To Continue U.S. Global Health Leadership

Huffington Post: 5 Ways The Trump Administration Can Maintain U.S. Leadership In Global Health Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president & CEO of Rabin Martin “…The new administration has an opportunity to continue U.S. leadership in global health through smart policy and efficient coordination of the investments allocated by Congress. Here are…

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