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GHANA:National Health Accounts Launched

January 2014 TheDailyObserver; The National Health Accounts (NHA) was on Wednesday launched by the minister of Health and Social Welfare at a ceremony held at the Governor’s Office in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR). The NHA is an internationally standardised methodology for measuring financial resources flows in the health sector. …

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Social chaos—the ignored tragedy in global health

January 2014 TheLancet; Universal health coverage, the Millennium Development Goals, non-communicable diseases, health system strengthening, the social determinants of health, and even the right to the highest attainable standard of health. These issues are fiercely discussed. They top the agendas of most global institutions concerned with health. Perfectly rational reports …

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UN suggests statistics development goal

January 2014 SciDev; A UN agency is advocating for improved capabilities in gathering and using statistics as a central aspect of the post-2015 global development agenda to help governments make more effective decisions based on quality data. The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) emphasised the need …

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