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:
(UHC Forward) - Health financing debates produce clear policy recommendations at the People’s Health Assembly & People’s Health Assembly gears up to share lessons about the political economy of UHC reforms: Robert Yates of the World Health Organization writes about the health financing debates and outcomes from the Third People's Health Assembly.
(Action for Global Health) - After Rio: Let's start moving towards the future we want: Liliana Marcos, advocacy advisor for Action for Global Health, writes that in the wake of the Rio +20 those of us with a focus on health have little to complain about.
(CNN) - In Brazil, health care is a right: Eduardo J. Gómez, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy & Administration at Rutgers University at Camden, writes about Brazil's health care system, arguing that despite the cracks, the government and civil society has been proactive in establishing health coverage as a common good.
(Globe and Mail) - India is showing Canada the way with action on health care: India is the second most populous country on Earth, the largest democracy in the world, and it has one of the most rapidly growing economies on the planet. The largest impediment to India continuing along this economic trajectory and becoming a dominant world power is the poor health outcomes of much of its population. But the situation is changing, and quite rapidly.
(Thailand Public Relations Department) - Thailand to Serve as the Coordinator for the Universal Health Coverage Network in ASEAN+3: Thailand has been entrusted with serving as the coordinator for the universal health coverage network that will be formed by ASEAN and its three dialogue partners, namely China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, known as ASEAN+3.