Gates Foundation’s Stance On UHC Is Ambiguous, Blog Suggests

Writing in Humanosphere, Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist of the blog, discusses the ambiguity of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s stance on universal health coverage. Paulson writes, “The Gates Foundation, despite its claim to have no position, is seen by many as skeptical of making universal health coverage a top priority for the international community.” However, universal health coverage has “become, to its advocates at least, a critical and evidence-based feature that must be incorporated into the overall battle to improve health and reduce poverty worldwide…” (4/15).

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