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South Africa Faces Challenges Implementing Universal Health Coverage

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Arduous Path to Universal Health Coverage in South Africa Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses South Africa’s efforts to implement a National Health Insurance (NHI) program and the challenges facing the country as it…

Indians Living Longer But With More Disabilities, Study Says

Wall Street Journal: Study: Longer, But Not Healthier, Life in India “Indians, on average, now live almost eight years longer than they did in 1990, but the extra years are giving more time for ailments that reduce quality of life to develop. That’s the finding of a study published [last]…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: Rich Stearns of World Vision U.S. on the role of advocacy, faith, persistence in development (Cheney, 1/10). The Guardian: ‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana (Bowman, 1/10). HuffPost: Children With Baffling Seizure Disorder Face Uncertain Future In Northern Uganda (Martell,…

AP Examines How Hospitals Detain Patients Who Cannot Afford Bills In First Of 2-Part Series

Associated Press: AP Investigation: Hospital patients held hostage for cash “…At Kenyatta National Hospital [in Kenya] and at an astonishing number of other hospitals around the world, if you don’t pay up, you don’t go home. … Dozens of doctors, nurses, health experts, patients, and administrators told the Associated Press…

More News In Global Health

CGTN: Faces of Africa — Compassion Without Borders ( Episode 1): Africa Is Calling (10/25). CGTN: Faces of Africa — Compassion Without Borders ( Episode 2): The Battle Against Ebola (Omondi, 10/30). Christian Science Monitor: Documentary gives an honest look at how one country responded to crisis (Brown, 10/30). The…

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