Ghana turns to community health workers in bid for universal coverage

By Andrew Green - It was Rebecca Sutenga's seventh pregnancy, but it was the first time anyone from the government health system had ever come to check on her. Throughout 2016, the Ghanaian government recruited, trained, and deployed 20,000 CHWs in a bid to shore up the country's fledgling health services.

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How to achieve universal health coverage? Focus on primary care

By Malia Politzer - At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services such as immunization, family planning services and primary care hospitals.


New WHO chief Tedros says 'no more excuses' on delivering universal health coverage

By Sophie Edwards - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director-general of the World Health Organization, has called on governments to stop dragging their heels and making excuses.


The stumbling blocks to JICA's UHC push

By Jenny Lei Ravelo - Japan’s foreign assistance has often been associated with infrastructure projects. But over the past five years, the bilateral donor has become a vocal proponent in the push for universal health coverage.



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Opinion: Universal health coverage and the power of partnerships

By Ann Aerts - Every year, 100 million people are pushed below the poverty line due to out-of-pocket expenditure on health services. This is an untenable situation, both in terms of human suffering and for the long-term stability of economies around the world.

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