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Universal Health and the political Context

 Medicus Mundis, by Remco van de Pas;  While reading the outcome statement and background document of the joint World Bank/WHO ministerial level meeting on Universal Health coverage held last week, two clear issues emerge: The first one is getting political commitment to UHC at the highest government level; the second …

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UNDP chief urges swift measures against non-communicable diseases

11 February 2013 London — UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called Monday for swift, firm measures to halt a global surge in diseases such as cancer and diabetes, saying they belong “permanently on the global development agenda.” “Failure to curb the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) now will lead to …

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Mozambique: Negotiations Over Doctors’ Strike Under Way

Maputo — The Mozambique Medical Association (AMM) on Monday confirmed that it is negotiating a solution to the current doctors’ strike, now in its second week, with the Ministry of Health – but neither side has given any details about the current state of the negotiations. At a Monday press …

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Is WHO ready for a rising Africa?

By Kristof Decoster On January 31, 2013 · On January 22nd, Lancet editor and Twitter afficionado Richard Horton was in a rather grumpy mood.   He was attending the  132nd WHO Executive Board meeting in Geneva and, being Richard Horton, he obviously had a number of incisive questions and blunt comments …

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GHANA:Your Rights As a Patient in Seeking Health Care

November 2013 TheChronicle; Health care is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, optometry, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health. Primary …

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