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What Will Universal Health Coverage Actually Cover?

Feb 2013. Center for Global Development;This week the World Health Organization held a major international meeting on universal health coverage (UHC), with Director General Margaret Chan reaffirming her regard for universal coverage “as the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” While the term “universal” signals that …

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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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World Bank preps universal health care coverage tool

Feb 2013. Devex.com; The World Bank plans to launch a tool later this year to help countries work toward universal health care.   Universal health care coverage is said to be under consideration to become part of the post-2015 global development agenda. In December, the United Nations adopted a resolution …

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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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