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May 17 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

GHTC welcomes launch of first-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests

Landmark action by WHO follows global advocacy campaign led by GHTC and partners The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) welcomes the publication today by the World Health Organization (WHO) of its first Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), a critical new tool to help guide governments on the vital diagnostic tests that should be made available through health care systems.Although diagnostics

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May 15 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Healthy America, a big new plan to combine Medicaid and Obamacare, explained

Albin Lohr-Jones/LightRocket via Getty Images The Urban Institute, a major left-of-center policymaking outfit, has released an expansive and ambitious new plan to expand health insurance coverage: the Healthy America program. This isn’t quite Medicare-for-all, but that’s part of the selling point. The idea is to not totally disrupt the existing system, especially the employer-based coverage that covers

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April 30 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Several Probes Target Insulin Drug Pricing

Syringe With Insulin BottleRoss M. Horowitz / Getty Images With the price of a crucial diabetes drug skyrocketing, at least five states and a federal prosecutor are demanding information from insulin manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry’s financial middlemen about their business relationships and the soaring price of diabetes drugs. Attorneys general in Washington, Minnesota and

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April 27 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Western Pacific falls short on universal health coverage

[MANILA] While 17 out of 27 Western Pacific Region economies report improvements in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), experts say more needs to be done. As the world marked the annual World Health Day on 7 April, the WHO (World Health Organization) regional office for the Western Pacific in Manila released and made available online the 2018 UHC data from 27 out of

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Apr

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Two recent papers attack two cancer-related problems using the same drug. They hope that it might improve survival in breast and lung cancer and halt obesity-related cancers. Research gives a deeper insight into the molecular changes associated with cancer. Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists

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April 20 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

267 Economists Worldwide Agree: Universal Health Coverage Makes Economic Sense

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A global coalition of 267 economists representing 44 countries is calling on policymakers to prioritize universal health coverage as an essential pillar of economic development. The Economists’ Declaration on Universal Health Coverage, published today in The Lancet, was convened by The Rockefeller Foundation and led by Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University

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18
Apr

Universal Health Coverage

A survey by MSF says 45 % of population in Kashmir faced trauma in their life, to tackle this type of hurricane that has hit us, we need to take urgent steps • Universal health coverage is about ensuring all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial

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