The Week in Headlines
UHC Forward's weekly roundup of headlines from around the globe
Governments around the world are engaging in serious political and technical discussions on how to expand health coverage. Still others are considering such reforms, but are struggling to navigate the legal, financial, and political frameworks of their countries to determine the best path towards reform.
Below is a list of UHC-related headlines from around the world:
(Financial Times Health) - Radical answers for tough times: Cross-fertilized development and global distribution of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies is common and increasingly rapid. The cross-border application of broader and more complex health policies such as the delivery of treatment has proved far more rare and complex.
(Livemint.com & The Wall Street Journal) - Government ready with radical health plan: The government is set to relinquish its role as a provider of primary healthcare, making way for private companies and individual medical practitioners to take the lead in offering clinical services, and focus on preventive interventions such as immunization and HIV testing.
(Jakarta Globe) - SBY plants seed for universal health care in Indonesia: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for an initial fund of Rp 25 trillion ($2.6 billion) for a new social security scheme aimed at providing universal health coverage in 2014.
(Nigerian Tribune) - 4.5 million Nigerians enroll for national health insurance scheme: Since the Federal Government introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the country, only 4.5 million Nigerians have so far enrolled with the participating 62 Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).
(AllAfrica.com) - Students to pay N1600 per year to join health care scheme: Students of tertiary institutions across the country are now to key into the social health insurance scheme in order to have easy access to health care.