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World Bank Officials Discuss Importance Of Quality Health Care In Efforts To Achieve UHC

World Economic Forum: Poor quality is healthcare’s silent killer. Here’s what we can do about it In this post, Gabriel Goldschmidt, director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Muhammad Ali Pate, global director of Health Nutrition and Population and director of the Global…

More News In Global Health

Devex: How Mongolia is trying to curb antibiotic overuse (Ravelo, 11/22). Devex: A solution to the cost of giving life in Kenya (11/21). Devex: Innovative approaches to improving contraceptive access in Kenya (11/21). The Guardian: Uganda bans thousands of charities in ‘chilling’ crackdown (Mwesigwa, 11/21). HealthDay News: Infants May Not…

Global Leaders Must Address Health Equity To Prepare For Disease Outbreaks, Provide Quality Health Care, Opinion Piece Says

Financial Times: Global health equity is needed to prevent an Ebola pandemic Charlotte Wagner, chief executive of the Wagner Foundation “…Governments, policymakers, and donors must face facts. Piecemeal, reactive approaches to global health are expensive and ineffective. Disease knows no boundary. Actions based on the control of a single disease…

AI Technology Could Help Create Equity In Health Care If Challenges To Implementing Applications Addressed, Opinion Piece Says

Science: Artificial intelligence for global health Ahmed Hosny and Hugo J.W.L. Aerts, both with the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) Program of Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and Radiaton Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute “Artificial intelligence (AI) has demonstrated great progress in the detection, diagnosis, and…

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Associated Press: No training, no gloves: Zimbabwe’s desperate childbirths (Mutsaka, 11/18). Devex: Beyond recognition: Certifying quality maternal care in India (Espinosa et al., 11/18). DW: Children at risk of ‘new threats’ like climate change, warns UNICEF (11/18). Emirates News Agency: Fake news and anti-vaccine propaganda threaten public health: Former New…

International Confederation Of Midwives Calls For Woman-Centered, Compassionate Maternal Care Worldwide, Lead Adviser Writes

The Guardian: No woman should be slapped for screaming as she gives birth Ann Yates, lead midwife adviser for the International Confederation of Midwives “…Evidence is mounting that disrespect and abuse in maternity care is a global problem. … Woman-centered, compassionate maternal health care needs to become the international standard.…

Improving WASH Services In Health Care Facilities Necessary To Achieve Health-Related SDGs, Zambia Health Minister Writes In Opinion Piece

Devex: Opinion: From resolution to revolution in health care Chitalu Chilufya, Zambia’s minister of health and member of the National Assembly of Zambia “…[I]t’s time for the WASH revolution — and if recent events are indicative of commitments, we have good news. National governments recognize that the health and well-being…

Financial Times Continues Special Report On Universal Health Care

Financial Times: Special Report: Universal Healthcare “World leaders have committed to introduce universal health coverage by 2030 as part of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. FT writers discuss the policies and innovations in technology that could help bring this about.”┬áThe special report includes a video on how technology is improving…