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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts To Achieve Universal Health Coverage On UHC Day

The Lancet Global Health: Adding clarity to the universal health coverage picture Editorial Board “…As countries embark on the journey towards [universal health coverage (UHC)], they need tools to evaluate their starting point, keep track along the way, and define the way forward. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer ways…

Al Jazeera Examines How Mexico City Policy Impacting Mozambique Health Programs, Other Non-Profit Organizations

Al Jazeera: ‘Women and girls will die’: Trump’s foreign aid rule on abortion “…Sebastiao Muthisse from AMODEFA, the Mozambican Association for Family Development, outlined the dilemma the aid organization faced. They were not prepared to sign Trump’s so-called ‘global gag rule’ forbidding mention of abortion, and, as a result, projects…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says (12/8). VOA News: WHO: Rapid Action Brings Quick End to Marburg Outbreak in Uganda (Schlein, 12/8). Devex: To tackle malnutrition, go fish (Sieff, 12/11). Devex: Q&A: Towards medicines regulatory harmonization — lessons from Zimbabwe (12/11). Financial Times: Six ways to…

U.N. Agencies Release Statements Recognizing Human Rights Day

PAHO: Human Rights approach eyed as way to cut maternal deaths “An approach based on human rights using international legal instruments can help in the effort to reduce maternal mortality in the Americas, according to experts speaking … at a Pan American Health Organization symposium…” (12/8). UNAIDS: Message on the…

Brookings Post Examines IMF Report On Income, Health Inequality In Sub-Saharan Africa

Brookings Institution: Figures of the week: Inequality in health and education outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa Dhruv Gandhi, research assistant for the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, discusses the 2017 IMF Fiscal Monitor report, which “addresses trends in income inequality, its impact on health and educational outcomes, and policy options to…

Access To, Use Of Contraceptives Improving Worldwide, Challenges Remain For Family Planning Efforts, FP2020 Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Contraceptive use gaining momentum in world’s poorest countries “The use of contraceptives is gaining momentum worldwide and preventing millions of unsafe abortions and maternal deaths each year in the world’s poorest countries, experts said on Tuesday. Nearly 40 million more women and girls use modern contraceptives now…

Access To Palliative Care Treatments, Including Opioids, Difficult In Developing Countries, Hindered By Fear Of Misuse Epidemic

New York Times: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony “…[H]ow … can [palliative care experts] help the 25 million people who die in agony each year in poor and middle-income countries without risking an American-style overdose epidemic abroad or triggering opposition from Western legislators and philanthropists for whom ‘opioid’ has…

Humanitarian Crises Worsen In War-Torn Yemen, Syria, U.N., Aid Agencies Warn

IRIN: U.N. calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate “Conditions for civilians in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a are ‘deteriorating by the hour’ after six days of violence, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Monday, as the United Nations called for a ‘humanitarian pause’…

Communities, Governments Must Work To Improve Access To Hepatitis C Treatments

HuffPost: Time to Galvanize Efforts to Combat Hepatitis C Marie-Paule Kieny, chair of the Medicines Patent Pool Governance Board “…Although we have new hepatitis C treatments that can be up to 100 percent effective for a 12-week course, they simply are not getting to those who need them. Why? Well…

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