Blogs on universal health coverage

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    Ebola: The weakest link jeopardizes everyone

    Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014

    More than a year ago, I was in Liberia as part of a team looking into its health system and health financing reforms. The country was still recovering from long years of civil strife. But Liberia was eager to be one of a growing number of countries which were aspiring to and pursuing universal health coverage (UHC). 

  • Primary health care still matters today

    Published on Thursday, 13 June 2013

    The Alma-Ata declaration is about how to make healthcare sustainable not only in limited resources setting. The emphasis is on the need for strong primary health care, which includes health promotion.

  • New opportunities for expanding health services

    Published on Thursday, 30 May 2013

    A recent Reuters news article highlighted the challenges and opportunities of health reform in Asia. The article highlights the situation of a family whose premature infant daughter dies as a result of being unable to obtain infant ICU services in Jakarta, Indonesia.