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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Making Progress Toward UHC ‘Will Bolster Weak Health Systems’

Huffington Post: Universal Health Coverage: A Smart Investment Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group “…[Friday marked] the second anniversary of the United Nations’ declaration in support of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), so that no one should fall into poverty…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces Discussing UHC Goal

Devex: Health for all is an achievable goal Tanya Barron, CEO of Plan U.K. Devex: 3 ways to fast-track UHC in the developing world Karl Hofmann, president and CEO of Population Services International, and Simon Cooke, CEO of Marie Stopes International Devex: Partnering to make UHC a reality Jonathan Jay,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Pieces Discuss Lessons From Ebola, Path Forward To Eliminate Epidemic

Roll Call: Containing Epidemics Like Ebola: Lessons From Nigeria’s Success Bobby Kapur, associate chief of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine “…In addition to helping West African countries contain the epidemic, the [U.S. Ebola] funding will build capacity in the U.S. to respond to Ebola and future epidemics. Moreover,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaria Funding From All Sources Must Be Doubled

New York Times: Fragile Gains Against Malaria Editorial Board “The global battle against malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease, continues to yield impressive gains, but it is encountering new obstacles that threaten future progress. It is imperative that funding from all sources be doubled to solidify the achievements and move toward…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Nations Must Accept Syrian Refugees To Alleviate Crisis

New York Times: Still Failing Syria’s Refugees Editorial Board “The international community is expected to offer shelter and support to more than 100,000 additional Syrian refugees, who have been forced from their homes by their country’s bloody civil war. That is progress — but it is not nearly enough when…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Congress Should Quickly Approve Funding For U.S., African Ebola Efforts

The Hill: Ebola epidemic should be considered from a national security perspective Ron Dellums, former U.S. representative from California “…Understanding the high cost of combating the Ebola virus in Africa and here at home, congressional appropriators included vital funding for those efforts. I urge the U.S. Congress to swiftly pass…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Pieces Discuss Maternal, Child Health, Reproductive Rights, Family Planning

Devex: Let’s support national actions to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As we move into 2015 and beyond, we find ourselves at the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals. As we move forward,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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…

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Health, Climate Change Should Be ‘Fully Integrated’ Into Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: Health and climate change: the end of the beginning? Maria Neira, director of the WHO’s Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, and WHO colleagues “…In September, the Climate Summit hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought together 125 heads of state in New York,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Behavioral Economic Policies Can Provide Effective, Inexpensive Solutions To Health, Development Problems

New York Times: In Praise of Small Miracles David Brooks, columnist “…The World Bank has just issued an amazingly good report called ‘Mind, Society and Behavior’ on how the insights of behavioral economics can be applied to global development and global health. The report, written by a team led by…

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