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Asian Countries Top Bloomberg’s List Of Efficient Health Systems; U.S. In Bottom Tier

Bloomberg: Asia Trounces U.S. in Health-Efficiency Index Amid Pandemic “As a pandemic ravaged the world, Asian economies led by Hong Kong and Singapore topped a ranking of most-efficient health care systems. The Bloomberg Health-Efficiency Index, first conducted in 2013, tracks life expectancy and medical spending to determine which health-care systems…

Paul Farmer Awarded $1M Prize For Decades Of Work Strengthening Health Systems

New York Times: Paul Farmer Is Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize “Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist who has fought for stronger public health care infrastructure around the world, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Berggruen Prize. The $1 million prize, which is awarded annually to people who…

Many Health Facilities Lack Sufficient Water, Sanitation Services, Putting Health Workers, Patients At Higher Risk Of Disease, U.N. Report Warns

U.N. News: Water, hygiene woes at health facilities putting lives at risk: U.N. report “Lack of basic water and sanitation services at health facilities has put around 1.8 billion health workers and patients at higher risk of COVID-19 infection and other diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.N. Children’s…

WHO Recognizes Universal Health Coverage Day 2020

WHO: Universal Health Coverage Day 2020 For Universal Health Coverage Day, recognized on Dec. 12, WHO states, “This year’s UHC Day theme reminds us of our most urgent priority: Health for All: Protect Everyone. To end this [COVID-19] crisis and build a safer and healthier future, we must invest in…

Latest Issue Of CDC Global Health Protection Division’s ‘Updates From The Field’ Focuses On Strengthening Public Health Systems To Respond To COVID-19

CDC: Updates from the Field: Protecting Health and Building Capacity Globally The latest issue of the CDC Division of Global Health Protection’s Updates from the Field focuses on responding to COVID-19 through strengthened public health systems and includes articles on investing in laboratory capacity, Africa CDC’s continent-wide response, and the…

U.K. Begins Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign With 90-Year-Old Woman Receiving First Jab

AP: ‘Route out’ of pandemic: U.K. gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses “A retired British shop clerk received the first shot in the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program Tuesday, signaling the start of a global immunization effort intended to offer a route out of a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million. Margaret…

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