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PBS NewsHour Examines Kenya’s Efforts To Stem Trade In Counterfeit Drugs

PBS NewsHour: Fighting the public health threat of counterfeit drugs “Fake pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar problem around the world. Made and packaged to look like the real deal, these phonies may contain a fraction of the active ingredients or none at all. These fake drugs can have serious consequences…

At International Forum, Japan Pledges $2.9B To Help Countries Pursue UHC; U.N. SG Stresses Need For UHC To Improve Economic Growth

Japan Times: Japan pledges $2.9 billion to support countries pursuing universal health coverage “Japan will contribute about $2.9 billion to programs combating infectious disease and treating young children in developing countries that are pursuing universal health coverage, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday at an international forum on the topic…

Integrating Innovative Technologies Into Health Care Infrastructures Vital To Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: Business unusual — innovating for health systems of the future John Sargent, co-founder of BroadReach “…For [universal health coverage (UHC)] to become a reality, … the widespread adoption of innovative technology in the health care industry must become ‘business as usual.’ The transformative power of technology empowers providers…

USAID Administrator Green Calls On Saudi Coalition To Open Access To Yemen’s Ports, Announces Additional U.S. Aid; Disease Outbreaks Worsen Amid Crisis

Al Jazeera: Dengue fever, malaria worsen Yemen humanitarian crisis “A senior U.N. official has called for parties involved in the war in Yemen to allow ‘sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access’ for the millions of Yemenis facing famine and battling disease. The situation is steadily deteriorating, with cases of malaria, dengue…

Blog Post Discusses How Supporting Local Change Agents Can Advance UHC

Results for Development: Universal Health Coverage: How can we best support local change agents, whether they are in DC or Dhaka? Gina Lagomarsino, president and CEO of R4D, recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, reflects on her experience working to expand health coverage in Washington, D.C. and applies lessons learned…

NPR Reports On Price Differences For Medications To Treat NTDs Globally, In U.S.

NPR: Why A Pill That’s 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S. “…Drugs for diseases of the developing world, in particular what are known as ‘neglected tropical diseases’ like hookworm and leishmaniasis, are enormously more expensive in the United States than in the developing world. ‘There…

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