Sanigest News

14
Sep

Turkey among high achievers in universal healthcare

The Mersin City Hospital is among the government’s pojects to further advance universal healthcare. Turkey, along with China, Rwanda, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea and Laos, recorded the biggest improvements in universal health care between 2000 and 2016, which translated into better vaccine coverage, as well as fewer child deaths and malaria infections, according to a Bill

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7
Sep

Sanigest Volunteer Activity

Our Tech Leader Steven Uba, traveled to La Tabla de Pital, San Carlos, Costa Rica, in order to facilitate a computer fixed and put into operation by the IT team  to a low-income family as part of our social responsability activities. Sanigest brings help to families in rural areas  needing a solidarity hand. We are willing

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29
Aug

How Tanzania Can Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Dar es Salaam — The government envisions a country where mandatory health insurance for all is the key driver of healthcare delivery. Nonetheless, making the scheme workable will require making tough decisions and working out a strategy, which would help all Tanzanians appreciate the value of being insured. As heath advocacy organisations convened in Dar

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18
Aug

Can Medicare for All Succeed?

Joshua Holland’s anti–single payer screed (“Medicare for All Isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care”) is so riddled with misinformation and outright errors that it makes one wonder whether The Nation has laid off its fact-checkers. Just one example: In arguing the impossibility of a health-care transformation in a high-spending nation, Holland claims that Switzerland’s health expenditures

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9
Aug

Americans spending 10 percent of income on health insurance

A new study shows the dramatic impact of rising cost of health care on national family budgets. The study by the Commonwealth Fund found that the average American family spends 10.1 percent of its income just on health insurance premiums and deductibles, up from 6.5 percent a decade ago. The average annual total premium for family coverage is now $17,322.

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4
Aug

Why Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money

Lingering uncertainty about the fate of the Affordable Care Act has spurred the California legislature to consider adoption of a statewide single-payer health care system. Sometimes described as Medicare for all, single-payer is a system in which a public agency handles health care financing while the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Discussions of

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1
Aug

Without health, people have nothing': Tanzania seeks a political salve-podcast transcript

Backed by Graça Machel and her fellow Elders, the Tanzanian government is introducing healthcare reforms that could revitalise its economic prospects. Lucy Lamble investigates LL Lucy Lamble TD Dr Tedros Adhanom RY Robert Yates UM Ummy Mwalimu GM Graça Machel MR Mary Robinson FC Fiona Chalunda TA Without health, people have nothing. Do we want our fellow citizens to die because they are

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27
Jul

South African child in HIV remission without drugs

Treating HIV-infected children briefly in infancy may lower the need for life-long therapy. Image source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) A 9-year-old child from South Africa has been living with HIV in drug-free remission for 8.5 years, scientists announced at the ninth International AIDS Society conference, held in Paris, France. Researchers report that this is

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