BMJ Blog Posts Discuss Aspects Of Universal Health Coverage

BMJ Blog: Paying and investing in last-mile community health workers accelerates universal health coverage
Wilhelmina Jallah, minister of health of the Republic of Liberia; Francis Kateh, chief medical officer/deputy minister of health of the Republic of Liberia; and Raj Panjabi, chief executive of Last Mile Health and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, discuss the role of community health workers (CHWs) in expanding health coverage, highlighting Liberia’s experience. The authors write, “Paying and investing in CHWs isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do to accelerate universal health coverage” (5/22).

BMJ Blog: Sania Nishtar: Non-communicable diseases must be part of Universal Health Coverage
Sania Nishtar, co-chair of the WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs, discusses the importance of integrating efforts to address non-communicable disease (NCD) into universal health coverage initiatives, writing, “There should be no escaping a strong global push to tackle NCDs. A strong institutional base, a clear strategy, and adequate funding are critically needed” (5/22).

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