Saving One Million Lives and Push Towards UHC

As Nigeria continues to push towards Universal Health Coverage, Martins Ifijeh examines the role of the federal government’s Saving One Million Lives in achieving the goal. It is no longer news Nigeria is one of the worst places on earth to give birth due to the poor maternal and child health indices in the country,

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junio 6 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Future of Cardiology Will Be Defined by Digital, Mobile Advances

Three JACC articles examine how new technology will change the prevention and treatment of heart disease Digital mHealth advances like wearable heart monitors, smartphone apps and artificial intelligence will reshape the standard of care in the coming years according to three recent JACC articles. June 5, 2018 — The future of cardiovascular care will be transformed by

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mayo 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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mayo 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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abril 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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abril 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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