Health System Improvements Necessary To Achieve Universal Health Coverage
Huffington Post: Achieving Universal Health Coverage Requires Investing in Health Systems
John Lange, senior fellow for global health diplomacy at the United Nations Foundation and co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Investing in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
“…In discussions at the United Nations in New York, there is now a growing consensus that the next set of global, sustainable development goals to cover the years from 2015 to 2030 need to include the achievement of universal health coverage. … The Institute of Medicine has just released a report, ‘Investing in Global Health Systems: Sustaining Gains, Transforming Lives,’ recommending that more health assistance be directed to building health systems in response to the social, economic, and epidemiological changes taking place in developing countries. … The Ebola outbreak has exposed the weaknesses of health systems in fragile, post-conflict countries such as Liberia. Developing countries and their development partners will need to make major, long-term investments to improve their health systems in order to achieve universal health coverage. Now is the time to increase those investments…”
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