Health

California could become first US state to offer universal healthcare to residents

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:46

theguardian.com (11.01.2022) California is considering creating the first government-funded, universal healthcare system in the US for state residents. The proposal, which lawmakers will begin debating on Tuesday, would adopt a single-payer healthcare system that would replace the need for private insurance plans.

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United States
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Health
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Technology and Universal Health Coverage: Examining the role of digital health

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:21

 JOGH (20.11.2021) While there is tremendous promise to leverage technology for UHC, it will require smart, context-specific policies and programming with ample flexibility to adapt as needs and opportunities change – and with robust safeguards to protect privacy, data security, and equity. The health sector, by its very nature of being data intensive, lends itself to the use of technology for analytics to improve health outcomes, respond to public health crises, and efficiently and equitably allocate resources.

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Health
ICT
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Societal Impact
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Moroccan government plans to expand its social protection programme

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 16:29

atalayar.com (03.01.2022) This new plan will strengthen and develop several programmes in the areas of social assistance, improving governance, as well as launching new carve-outs that signify a reform of the targeting system. Also, this project aims to diversify and expand the support mechanisms for the most vulnerable groups of society, which in the case of retirees for example, will extend their health and retirement coverage. The government also plans to develop a system of compensation for those who have lost their jobs.  

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morocco
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Health
Extension of coverage
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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/23/2021 - 11:16

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
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Health Insurance
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Leftist millennial Gabriel Boric, that vowed to reform pensions for the poor, is elected president of Chile.

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/20/2021 - 16:52

 - Pension Policy International (20.12.2021) Leftist lawmaker Gabriel Boric, 35, on Sunday became Chile’s youngest-ever president on promises of installing a “welfare state” in one of the world’s most unequal countries.

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chile
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Health
Pensions
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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 17:26

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
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Health
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Togo: Creation of a universal health insurance system approved

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:22

Willis Towers Watson (30.12.2021) Legislation establishing the creation of a universal health system (l'assurance maladie universelle – AMU) has been approved by the national assembly. This follows the approval of a new Labor Code in June 2021 (to be effective 12 months after being signed into law), which includes the general right to health insurance coverage for all workers. The government aims to complete the rollout of AMU by 2025, although a detailed plan has yet to be released.

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togo
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Health
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Atlas of eHealth country profiles: the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:16

The third global survey on eHealth conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) has a special focus – the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage. eHealth plays a vital role in promoting universal health coverage in a variety of ways. For instance, it helps provide services to remote populations and underserved communities through telehealth or mHealth. It facilitates the training of the health workforce through the use of eLearning, and makes education more widely accessible especially for those who are isolated.

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Health
ICT

Global diffusion of eHealth: making universal health coverage achievable: report of the third global survey on eHealth

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:04

The aim of the third global survey on eHealth was to explore developments in eHealth since the last survey in 2010 and the role it plays in achieving universal health coverage (UHC). It has become increasingly clear that UHC cannot be achieved without the support of eHealth. The impetus for the global surveys on eHealth came from the increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in support of health services in both developed and developing countries since the early 2000s.

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Health
ICT
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COVID-19 pandemic underlines need to strengthen resilience of health systems, says OECD

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 11/09/2021 - 16:59

oecd.org (09.11.2021) OECD Health at a Glance 2021 says that the mental health impact of the pandemic has been huge, with prevalence of anxiety and depression more than double levels observed pre-crisis in most countries with available data, most notably in Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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