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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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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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T20 Japan 2019: Deliberate Next Steps toward a New Globalism for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:23

T20 Japan 2019 . Much effort has been expended on promoting universal health coverage (UHC). We focus on four areas that, on current trajectories, are unlikely to achieve sufficient progress to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.8. These are also issues for which G20 can provide significant traction.

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La fraude aux faux numéros de Sécu serait de 200 à... 802 millions d’euros 

Submitted by gfilhon on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:26

De l'importance d'une bonne méthode de suivi dans la lutte contre la fraude.

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[Report] WHO: Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2024

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:12

WHO (March 2019) The purpose for a Global Strategy on Digital Health is to promote healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere, at all ages. The potential of Digital Health to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to support health systems in all countries, in health promotion and disease prevention has been widely recognized1. To deliver its potential, national or regional Digital Health initiatives must be guided by a robust Strategy that integrates financial, organizational, human and technological resources2.

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US: Daily on Healthcare: Medicare for All goes way beyond other countries’ universal healthcare plans

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:00

washingtonexaminer (15.04.2019) he Medicare for All Act, the latest proposal to have the government become the only payer of healthcare services, is often billed by its supporters as a step toward realizing a similar system that other developed nations have in place.

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How Africa and Asia are joining forces on universal healthcare

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:35

World Economic Forum (04.03.2019) An estimated 400 million people in the world lack access to basic health services, while millions are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket healthcare costs. The burden of this lack of universal health coverage (UHC) is largely placed on Africa and Asia, where 97% of the population are impoverished by out-of-pocket health spending.

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Thailand: Will ‘welfare state’ promises be honoured?

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 16:24

Bangkok Post (25.03.2019)  Following the general election yesterday, elected politicians will be closely watched how and whether they will keep the many promises made during their poll campaigns. One is their pledge to make Thailand a “welfare state”.

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Côte d'Ivoire: début de cotisation pour la Couverture maladie universelle le 1er avril

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 09:34

afrique.latribune (10.02.2019) Le 1er avril prochain démarreront les cotisations pour la couverture maladie universelle en Côte d'Ivoire. Cette annonce vient confirmer les propos du ministre ivoirien de l'emploi, Pascal Abinan Kouakou, qui a annoncé le démarrage effectif de la Couverture maladie universelle pour avril 2019.

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