universal health care

Taiwan: First "Public Health Specialists Act" in Asia passed in Taiwan

Submitted by siha on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:10

Taiwan Today (18.05.2020) The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City.

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Taiwan, China
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Health
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Bangladesh: Online Course on COVID-19 for Doctors

Submitted by siha on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 09:40

Department of Health (29.04.2020) Online Course on COVID-19 for Doctors: The course is mandatory for physicians who volunteer to provide medical advice and services on the Department of Health's Covid-19 hotline system

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bangladesh
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Myanmar: Free psychosocial services | COVID-19 Myanmar

Submitted by siha on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 13:07

Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement (10.04.2020)  In order to promote mental health for people under stress due to Covid-19 quarantine isolation, the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement provides psychosocial consultation services. Contact numbers are listed by state and region and available from 9:30 to 16:30.

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myanmar
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Health promotion
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United Kingdom: Report on 2249 patients critically ill with COVID-19

Submitted by btreichel on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:05

The  Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC)  provides information about the quality of health care to those who commission, manage, deliver and experience critical care through national clinical audits and  clinical and health services research studies. IN a recently published ICNARC report on 2249 critically ill COVID-19 patients it was wound that: 

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united kingdom
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Health
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United States: Free coronavirus diagnostic testing

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:55

whitehouse.gov (18.03.2020)

The Family First Coronavirus Response  Act provides free coronavirus diagnostic testing for the American people, regardless of their economic circumstances or health coverage.

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united states
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Health
Health Insurance
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Reaching universal health coverage: a political economy review of trends across 49 countries

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 01/27/2020 - 15:48

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)  Dec 2019 . This paper aims to understand why and how countries provide health coverage, particularly to left-behind groups. To address these questions, we identified 49 geographically, economically and culturally diverse countries that have either achieved universal health coverage (UHC) or have made good progress towards it.

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WHO launches digital app to improve care for older people

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:06

WHO (01.10.2019) On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching  a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people.The innovative interactive digital application known as WHO ICOPE Handbook App provides practical guidance to address priority conditions including mobility limitations, malnutrition, vision and hearing loss, cognitive decline, depressive symptom

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Old age Pensions
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Digital Platforms
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WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 09/25/2019 - 10:14

WHO (23.09.2019) oTday world leaders adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level. “This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General at WHO. “The world has 11 years left to make good on its sustainable development goals. Universal health coverage is key to ensuring that happens.”

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[Opinion] US: The Ethical Mess of Our Health Care System

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:43

The New York Times (14.08.2019) It is a patchwork that covers some people and some diseases but not others. We can improve it by bolstering Obamacare.

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united states
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Indonesia struggles to pay for huge universal health care program

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:38

Nikkei Asian Review (14.08.2019) Indonesia is struggling to fill a massive hole in the finances of its compulsory national health insurance system. BPJS Kesehatan, the government agency that oversees the program, has suffered deficits in five of the six years since the system was introduced to much fanfare in 2014. This year, the shortfall between spending and premium income is set to balloon to 28 trillion rupiah (nearly $2 billion), more than double the gap in 2018.

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indonesia
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