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U.N. IOM, Partners Expand Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services In South Sudan Displacement Camps

U.N. News Centre: U.N. migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites “Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. … This expansion of…

Other Countries Can Learn From Rwanda’s Experience Improving Health Equity

Project Syndicate: A Formula for Health Equity Agnes Binagwaho, vice chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity “…[P]erhaps the most important factor behind [Rwanda’s] dramatic health care gains has been the national equity agenda, which sets targets for supporting the needy and tracks progress toward meeting them. … In…

Conference Spotlights Technology’s Role In Advancing Global Health, Achieving SDGs

Devex: Insights from Techonomy: What can technology bring to global health? “…Techonomy, a conference and media company that organizes events on how technological advances are transforming industries and addressing global challenges, announced that its 2018 focus will be on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At its conference in Half…

Report Highlights Lack Of Access To Health Care For Vulnerable People In Europe

BMJ Opinion: Doctors of the World: Vulnerable people should not fear arrest when seeking health care Rob Aldridge, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development fellow at the Institute of Health Informatics; Delan Devakumar, NIHR clinical lecturer at the Institute for Global Health at the University College London (UCL); and Ibrahim…

Nigerian Government Should Increase Efforts To Provide UHC To Its Citizens

The Guardian Nigeria: Universal Health Coverage as key to development Gregory T. Okere Esq., senior legal officer at the Centre for Social Justice “…Quality and affordable health care is the foundation for individuals to enjoy productive and fulfilling lives and for countries to have strong and unwavering economies. In recent…

More Effort Needed To Save Children From Preventable, Treatable Pneumonia, Report Says

The Guardian: Gasping for breath: pneumonia’s deadly toll among the hungry children of Kenya “…Pneumonia kills two children under five every minute, or almost one million a year worldwide: more than malaria, diarrhea, and measles combined, according to research published by Save the Children on Thursday. Yet it can be…

WHO, MSF Announce Improved Access To Hepatitis C Treatments Ahead Of World Summit

Devex: 8 things to know ahead of the World Hepatitis Summit “The second World Hepatitis Summit opens November 1 in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to take stock of countries’ progress in developing national plans for hepatitis elimination. The number of countries with such plans has increased fivefold over the past half…

Mobile Technologies, Artificial Intelligence Helping Move Some African Markets Toward Universal Health Coverage

Newsweek: How AI can help Africa get universal health care before America “…Efforts to increase [health] coverage are underway: From Rwanda to South Africa, telemedicine and artificial intelligence have enabled health tech platforms to emerge, and allowed doctors to treat patients in under-resourced areas remotely, efficiently, and cheaply via mobile…

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