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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…

WHO Should Work To Protect Public Health Rather Than ‘Attack’ Press Freedom

The Hill: United Nations works against press freedom when it comes to world health arm Drew Johnson, journalist and public policy analyst “Freedom of the press is under attack by the very organization that is supposed to be its greatest advocate: the United Nations. The U.N. does host World Press…

U.S. Should Recognize Human Right To Safe, Clean Water Supplies

The Lancet: Dangerous disregard for the right to water Editorial Board “On this year’s Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, current events in the USA suggest that a key human right is being dangerously disregarded. Access to water is an indispensable part of life, health, and dignity. In 2010, the U.N.…

‘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…

Global Community Must Call For End To Violence Against Women, Girls

Huffington Post: It’s time to stop violence against women and girls Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for Family, Women’s, and Children’s Health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Violence against women and girls affects their physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in…

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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