Where are the Non-Communicable Diseases in Universal Health Care?

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Where are the Non-Communicable Diseases in Universal Health Care?

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Yibeltal Mekonnen Speaking at the Global Health Exchange conference this week, Professor Michael O’Toole described the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked with nutrition. NCDs have become the largest cause of global mortality and morbidity in the past decade. The UN Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs […]

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“This leaving no-one behind thing sounds great! Can I contribute?”- Insights from the GHE Conference

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Viveka Guzmán Based on life expectancy, mortality and morbidity rates, we can state without exaggeration that today’s world population has better health than ever before. However, looking between the lines drawn by the statistics, it is evident that this is not true for everyone. Significant inequalities persist between and within […]

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Access to Medicines: Standing up to Big Business and Poor Prices

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Morgane Clarke   The Harsh Reality Imagine that you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Then, imagine discovering that there was a novel drug that could treat your breast cancer more effectively than any other. Now imagine that this life-saving drug is so prohibitively expensive that neither you nor […]

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Access to Medicines Conference Recap

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Rosie James   On Wednesday May 2nd, over 160 delegates gathered at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in Dublin city to discuss the problems and solutions of the high prices of new medicines in Ireland and around the world. The one-day conference was organized by Dr Kieran […]

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Looking forward

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jennifer Trainor   For five days, at the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, delegates were presented a variety of topics on the theme of building and improving the capacity of future healthcare personnel. Specialists from different backgrounds presented on topics from the delivery of healthcare in rural […]

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Inter-sectoral actions: Health of all is better when sectors work together

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jenny YC Lee   In a roundtable discussion at the 4th Global Forum on HRH, Dr. Tana Wuliji from the WHO shared facts about the pressing issues in health workforce. If we add up all the shortfall of health workers around the world, the number would be 18 million. This […]

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Health is a productive sector, not a consumptive one. Invest in it!

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Loice Epetiru   The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health brought together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the Human Resources for Health agenda with the aim of attaining universal health coverage, health security and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 1000 delegates gathered at the […]

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Gender analysis: Making research transformative

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jenny YC Lee What does “gender” mean to you? It is different from sex, which refers to the anatomy of an individual’s reproductive system. Gender varies across social context and over time. Nowadays, many researchers around the globe incorporate “gender analysis” to ensure equity in health system research. At the […]

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To leap, to soar – the Dublin Declaration

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Tsion Fikre   The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health came to an end on November 17th, 2017. Over 1000 people from 90 countries attended around 90 sessions during the week that kicked off with the first ever Youth Forum, and the first instance where frontline health workers […]

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7 issues that will shape the health workforce of the future

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Margarite Nathe   What will it take to build the ideal health workforce? There are 7.6 billion of us on the planet today. That’s 7.6 billion working adults, infants in diapers, nursing mothers, teens planning their futures, elderly people, and many, many more. We each have different hopes and requirements. […]

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