Changes in mindsets, decision-making, and accountability are the keys to improving synergies between the different agendas of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), health security, and health promotion, a new report shows. Marking the 76th World Health Assembly and Geneva Health Week 2023, Professor Irene Agyepong, co-chair of the “Lancet Commission on Synergies between universal health coverage, […] Continue reading ->
Self-care practices hold the huge potential to improve people’s quality of life, helping to manage the burden of NCDs while simultaneously developing the sustainability of health systems. On the occasion of the 76th World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA), the United for Self-Care Coalition is hosting a side event to highlight why a WHO resolution […] Continue reading ->
Many challenges remain in negotiating an international pandemic treaty, experts tell a committee of the German Parliament. As COVID-19 cases decline, multilateral polarization and a weary public leaves countries at risk should another global pandemic strike, German MP Andrew Ullmann stated on Monday at the German Parliament (Bundestag).  The Bundestag’s Global Health Subcommittee held a […] Continue reading ->
According to an article recently published in the Lancet, some 10% to 25% of the USD $7 trillion spent on healthcare globally every year is lost because of corruption – an amount that exceeds the investments needed to achieve universal healthcare by 2030. To understand how corruption affects healthcare worldwide, the Global Health Centre at […] Continue reading ->
Russia’s war in Ukraine has sparked a global health crisis – from the death, suffering and displacement of people in the country to the global food and fuel insecurity, and diminished donor funds to support other health issues. “The UN High Commission for Refugees estimated that about 17.6 million Ukrainians, which is about 43% of […] Continue reading ->
For five years, the NCD Alliance has been calling out that those directly affected by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have mostly been absent from the decision-making that affects their health and lives directly and indirectly through several initiatives. One of them, “Our Views, Our Voices,” a series of multimedia diaries, recently celebrated five years since its […] Continue reading ->