Achieving Universal Health Coverage Requires Investing in Health Systems

Announcement from Ambassador John Lange, UNF:

The Institute of Medicine has just released a report, Investing in Global Health Systems: Sustaining Gains, Transforming Lives, recommending that more health assistance be directed to building health systems in response to the social, economic, and epidemiological changes taking place in developing countries. Such assistance would complement, and not replace, the existing, more “vertical,” global health aid programs. It is not a matter of vertical vs. horizontal approaches to health systems; rather, strengthened health systems will sustain the gains and maximize the impact of all health programs.

Read the full article posted on the Huffington Post here.