Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

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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The Local Path to Global Health Security

This article was originally published in Global Health NOW.  The article is around a WHA side-event organized by Global Health Council & partners. Global Health NOW has gathered thousands of subscribers worldwide who rely on it as a source for their global health news. The mobile-ready website globalhealthnow.org came online in March 2015, delivering more exclusive…

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You Can’t Have Universal Health Coverage Without the Community

This guest post was written by Rita Bulusu, Deputy Director of Living Goods’ Community Health Strengthening Team. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods,…

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More Than a Story: Takeaways From the Health Heroes Plus Social Good Summit

This guest post was originally posted on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) website. It was written by Temi Omilabu of IntraHealth International, and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. The Frontline Health Workers Coalition is an alliance of United States-based organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic U.S. investment in frontline health workers in low-…

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Let’s Chat: How to Make UHC a Reality for Everyone, Everywhere

This blog post was written by the Center for Global Development (CGD) Global Health Policy Team as part of GHC’s Member Spotlight Series. The post is adapted from a World Health Day preview first posted on CGD’s Global Health Policy blog on April 5. You can check out the original post here and highlights from…

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Why UHC Day is a Call to Action for the World’s Youth

This guest post was written by Arush Lal, Global Health Corps Fellow at Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) c/o IntraHealth International.  The post was originally published on the FHWC website. The Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) is an alliance of United States-based organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic U.S. investment in frontline…

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Community Health Workers: A Priority for Universal Health Coverage?

This guest post was written by Colin Gilmartin, Senior Technical Officer at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization and GHC member organization. Gilmartin specializes in health care financing and the planning and costing of community-based services. He can be followed on Twitter, @colingilmartin. MSH’s mission is saving lives and improving the health…

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Health For All: What’s Next for a Movement Hitting its Stride?

This blog was written by Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation and originally appeared on the organization’s website. If the events of 2016 have taught us anything, it’s that we cannot know for sure what tomorrow will bring. But change has a way of illuminating those things about which we are certain. As a new year…

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GHC Presents Statement to WHA on Agenda Item 13.2: Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

GHC Individual Member Indira Paharia presented the below statement on behalf of Eric Friedman from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health to the Sixty-Ninth World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on May 24, 2016. Thank you Mr. Chair, honorable ministers, and delegates, Achieving the health goals in the Sustainable Development Agenda requires acting through the right…

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