universal health coverage

Kenya: Universal Health Coverage allocated Sh62.3bn in new budget

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/08/2022 - 11:03

Capital News (07.04.2022) The government has allocated Sh146.8 billion to cater for health care services in the 2022/2023 budget. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani says the allocation will go a long way in improving the health care services in the country. “Better health care outcomes depend on the availability, accessibility and capacity of health care workers to deliver quality services anchored on well equipped and provision health care facilities,” he said. Health Care is one of the big four agenda of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.

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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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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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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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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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Universal Social Protection: A New Perspective on Social Equity in Morocco

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 05/04/2021 - 15:09

moroccoworldnews.com (28.04.2021) On April 14, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI presided over the signing of three framework agreements to generalize obligatory health insurance for a wide range of social categories, including professionals, self-employed workers, and non-salaried individuals exercising a private activity. The historic reform will cost MAD 51 billion ($5.71 billion) annually, of which MAD 23 billion ($2.57 billion) will come from the state budget. The reform includes several objectives.

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morocco
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SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE: A guidebook for planning

Submitted by mgerecke on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:58

This guidebook is designed to be used by planners, policy-makers and stakeholders in countries that are considering the introduction social health insurance (SHI) as a replacement for or to supplement to existing financing mechanisms for health care. This book is not meant to be an advocacy tool but a technical guide for those who are interested in the issues and techniques of SHI.

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How well are countries doing on universal health coverage? An assessment of 111 countries on UHC Day

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/13/2019 - 09:48

December 12 each year is Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. The tradition dates back to 2012 when the United Nations General Assembly unanimously endorsed a resolution urging countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage

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South Africa: Initial universal healthcare cost at $17 bln

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:52

| Africanews (0808/2019) South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill on Thursday, with one senior official estimating universal healthcare for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand ($16.89 billion) to implement by 2022.

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En Afrique, « la couverture santé universelle est un enjeu moral »

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 09:58

Lemonde.fr (10.07.2019) Elisabeth Paul, coordinatrice scientifique du projet ARC Effi-Santé à l’Université de Liège, décrypte les enjeux pour le continent d’une assurance de soins minimum.

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Africa
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