Prioritizing the public purse for universal health coverage

By Devex Editor - Universal health coverage is an ambitious yet achievable goal, but it won't come cheap. In order to achieve UHC, significant public, as well as private, funding is needed.


Mobile clinics bring stable care to moving populations in Somaliland

By Sara Jerving - Twenty-year old Safia Ali Abdi had never been to the doctor before she lined up at a mobile clinic under an acacia tree one October morning this year.


Q&A: Why UHC makes for a good investment

By Devex Editor - Speaking during Global Goals Week in New York, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized the need to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.


How can we reach UHC by 2030? — #HealthyHorizons Twitter chat

By Daniil Golubev - Moving towards universal health coverage requires strengthened health systems.


Innovation for access in Indonesia

By Helen Morgan - Indonesia’s vast scattering of over 17,000 islands — of which some 8,000 are inhabited — have some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in Southeast Asia.


How to improve maternal health: 4 lessons learned in Papua

By Helen Morgan, Naomi Mihara - Indonesia has some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in Southeast Asia.

Health and rights

Opinion: Want to deliver on the promises of UHC? Invest in girls' and women's health and rights

By Katja Iversen, Michael Myers - In India, if you are living in poverty, you and up to four family members should be able to access select inpatient health services at little to no cost.

WH Summit

World Health Summit urges political will to follow up on UHC commitments

By Andrew Green - Advocates for universal health coverage this week lauded the way that global political agendas have integrated health issues in recent years.


GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, is exploring new partnerships to increase access to immunization

By Catherine Cheney - Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, spends $35 to fully immunize a child. But it would spend $36 or $37 per child if that extra investment meant better tracking and therefore savings over time.


India rolls out new TB diagnosis aimed at catching child cases

By Sophie Cousins - Newly published estimates on child mortality from tuberculosis paint a dismal picture.


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.

Health Coverage

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.


Q&A: How can we provide UHC amid disaster?

By Malia Politzer - What happens to the goal of achieving universal health coverage when natural disaster or war hit?


The stumbling blocks to JICA's UHC push

By Jenny Lei Ravelo - Over the past five years, the bilateral donor has become a vocal proponent in the push for universal health coverage.


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.



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