Universal Health Coverage Day - So Much More Than #HealthForAll
As the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum convenes this week, coinciding with Universal Health Coverage Day, sub-Saharan Africa finds itself in the midst of a healthcare crisis. Toyin Saraki, founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, who has been named as a UHC Global Champion at the forum in Tokyo, asks: Is universal health coverage the key to unlocking the potential of countries like Nigeria, to bring equality, health and wealth for all?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 December 2017
Is universal health coverage the key to unlocking the potential of countries like Nigeria, to bring equality, health and wealth for all? Read more »
Mother and healthy baby at a family planning clinic in the Oromiyaa region of Ethiopia.
Nation, 13 December 2017
Investment in Africa's health systems is vital if the continent is to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth. Read more »
MSF, 11 December 2017
Between 12-15 December the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 will take place Tokyo, Japan. This major gathering, co-hosted by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World… Read more »
Monitor, 13 December 2017
A new study shows that six in every 10 Ugandans cannot access good services at health centres due to unavailability of medicine and neglect by medical staff. Read more »
Cataract surgery being performed in Cameroon.
Capital FM, 13 December 2017
Nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line and remain poor as a result of healthcare expenses. Today is 12 December 2017 is an auspicious day, as it marks Kenya's… Read more »
Wellbeing Foundation, 12 December 2017
As the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum convenes in Tokyo, this week, bringing together over 300 high-level policymakers, including heads of state and ministers of health and… Read more »
Selena Bishop from Ng'ombe village undergoes her monthly consultation at Sorgin Health Centre, Nsanje. She is HIV-positive and has come to collect her ARV refill. The clinician has recommended a malnutrition assessment.