Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Patient Champion Spotlight: Dr. Maria José Pires Machai

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Dr. Maria…

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Member Spotlight: PATH

Advocates reflect on why R&D is essential for achieving universal health coverage As health advocates, it has been tremendous to see the growing momentum for actionable efforts to move society toward the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). This momentum is largely due to galvanizing support from Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Bruno Carrattini

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Bruno Carrattini…

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NCD Prevention at the World Health Assembly: Are We Speaking the Same Language?

  How should countries address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)? As the burden grows – with 85% of premature NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries – the question continues to receive much-needed attention from governments and the broader public health community. Despite making only a small appearance on the official agenda…

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Member Spotlight: American Heart Association

Our healthcare systems are ailing. Here’s how to make them better Growing life expectancy, while something to be celebrated, also means that a rising number of people are living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Access to optimal medical treatments often depends on a person’s financial resources, and with healthcare costs skyrocketing and…

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Connecting the Dots of Courageous Conversations at GHLS18

By Adeola Akinremi The conversations in the room at this year’s Global Health Landscape Symposium (GHLS18) suggest one thing: there’s courage and commitment to push the agenda for the inclusion of health for all and financial protection, despite growing obstacles and challenges. On November 30, 2018, Global Health Council (GHC) brought together policy and program…

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Ten Asks: Doing Things Differently in Gender Equality and Global Health

This guest post was written by Dr. Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Women in Global Health and Kelly Thompson, Gender and Programming Director, Mehr Manzoor, Research Director, and Ann Keeling, Senior Fellow, Women in Global Health. The post was originally published on their website. Reflections for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly and UN High-Level Meetings.…

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The Blended Financing Road to UHC Must Go Through the Community

This blog post was written by Katey Linskey of Last Mile Health, co-written by Living Goods. Living Goods empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. They are a 2018 Global Health Council member. The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) was Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus’ first as the Director General of the World Health…

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Polio Transition – A Missed Opportunity on the path towards UHC?

This guest post was originally posted on the RESULTS website and was written by Laura Kerr, Senior Policy Advocacy Officer (Child Health), RESULTS UK, and a member of the Gavi CSO Constituency Steering Committee. RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an…

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