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:
Behind universal health coverage: Social protection and the Philippines: Laia Ortiz of the Spanish All Party Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health reflects on a recent parliamentarian field trip to the Philippines.
Action for Global Health reflects on the Lancet Series on universal health coverage launch event: Action for Global Health's Rebecka Rosenquist and Annick Jeantet discuss the Lancet launch event in New York City.
“Equity in Universal Health Coverage – reaching the poorest” workshop kicks off in Marrakech: Results for Development Institute Senior Program Associate Marilyn Heymann describes a joint learning workshop that took place in Marrakech from September 24-27. The event was co-sponsored by the Moroccan government, the Financial Access to Health Services Community of Practice (FAHS CoP) and the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage.
Jeffrey Sachs and Universal Health Coverage: Salud por Derecho comments on the Lancet Series on Universal Health Coverage viewpoint from Jeffrey Sachs, "Achieving Universal Coverage in Low-income Settings".
National Health Insurance Bill passed into law: CitifmOnline says that Ghana's Parliament has passed the National Health Insurance Bill into law. The National Health Insurance Law will help raise some GhC 180 million annually to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Experts will provide technical support on health financing of the universal health coverage scheme: Livemint & The Wall Street Journal report that experts from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will assist the health ministry with capacity building, ministerial leadership training and will provide technical support on financing the proposed universal health coverage scheme.
The quest for universal health coverage: achieving social protection for all in Mexico: The core of this report, published by The Lancet, concentrates on the effects and impacts of Seguro Popular, based on analysis of all published and publicly available scientific literature and new data.
Kwara Assembly passes health insurance bill: This Day reports that a bill to give legal backing to the Community Health Insurance Scheme for low income groups in the Nigerian State of Kwara has been passed into law by the state House of Assembly.