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World Leaders Sign U.N. Declaration On Universal Health Coverage

The Telegraph: World leaders pledge that no one will fall into poverty because of health costs “World leaders have committed to providing health care for all in what has been described as a ‘landmark’ declaration. At a high-level meeting at this week’s United Nations General Assembly world leaders signed a…

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AFP: Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: U.N. (9/24). Associated Press: Pakistan battles dengue epidemic, with 20 deaths so far (Ahmed, 9/24). Barron’s: Financing Global Health (Schultz, 9/23). Devex: How can private partnerships help countries meet the UHC goal? (Byatnal, 9/24). Devex: Kenya is rolling out UHC…

Nations, NGOs Must Commit To Training Health Care Workers Worldwide To Achieve UHC

Devex: Opinion: We need a Marshall Plan to train health care workers around the globe Rabih Torbay, president and CEO of Project HOPE “…[The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal on universal health coverage (SDG 3.8)] is both a lofty goal and a worthy one. But in order to realistically achieve it,…

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Christian Science Monitor: Melinda Gates: What she’s learned (Tyson, 9/18). CNBC: Bill and Melinda Gates: No matter where you’re born, ‘life will be harder if you are born a girl’ (Clifford, 9/18). Inside Philanthropy: No Water or Toilets in Health Facilities? That’s Horrifying — And Funders Are Paying Attention (Barnett,…

Language On SRHR, Drug Development Costs Remain Unresolved In U.N. Draft UHC Declaration

Health Policy Watch: Drug R&D, Sexual & Reproductive Health Scrutinized In Draft UHC Declaration “Disclosure of costs for drug research and development (R&D) and ‘alternative financing mechanisms’ for new health products remain outstanding points to be resolved by countries in finalizing a draft United Nations General Assembly political declaration on…

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Al Jazeera: The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban (Brigida, 7/12). Associated Press: Spike in femicides raises alert in Bolivia (Flores, 7/12). CNN: DOH raises alert with rapid spike of dengue cases in PH regions (7/15). Devex: African activists seek universal access to sanitary products (Adepoju, 7/15). Global Press Journal:…

Some Poor Countries Pay Up To 30 Times More For Basic Medicines Than Others, CGD Study Shows

Financial Times: Poor countries pay up to 30 times more for medicines “…The Washington-based Center for Global Development examined billions of dollars in spending by developing countries, concluding that low- and middle-income countries were paying 20 or 30 times more for medicines such as omeprazole, for heartburn, or paracetamol, a…

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