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Date of Publication: August 16, 2021
COVID-19 threatens to reverse impressive progress made against the HIV/AIDS pandemic through impacting HIV/AIDS funding, restricting patients follow up due to lock downs, disruptions in service delivery due to overstretched health systems and shifting glob...Likes: 3 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 317 Comments: 1 Export to PDF 111 Read More
Cry no more: Universal access to cancer treatment is possible in a low-income country as we learn from the Uganda experience.
Date of Publication: April 22, 2021
Unaffordable, impoverishing, stressful…are the repeated phrases characterising the road to cancer treatment in low income countries (LICs). However, the government of Uganda, through the Uganda cancer institute has defied the odds as we explore in this blog.
The double burden of disease (communicable and non-communicable), with the associated high cost for prevention and treatment, and the need for sophisticated interventions and service delivery models, are resounding challenges to achieving universal health coverage(UHC) in LICs, Uganda inclusive. Closely related to this is the increasing ...Likes: 3 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 550 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 205 Read More
Date of Publication: December 11, 2020
In September 2019, the world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN high-level Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC). In adopting the declaration, UN Member States committed to advance towards UHC by investing in health systems, especially the foundations for a stronger primary health care. The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, welcomed the political declaration on UHC as “the most comprehensive agreement ever reached on global health”.
A few months later...Likes: 2 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 677 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 297 Read More
Universal health coverage and ethical issues in the management of burns in developing countries: Who bells the cat?
Date of Publication: March 18, 2020
Burns are a major public health issue across the globe with approximately 70 per cent occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). According to the World Health Organization, the injury accounts for an estimated 180 000 deaths yearly with the majority of these occurring in LMICs. Besides for every death from burns, a far greater proportion of burn survivors are left with permanent disabilities which may be compounded by poverty. In addition to dealing with the escalating infectious diseases, maternal and child health condition...Likes: 2 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 7581 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 383 Read More
Date of Publication: March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to advocate for the member states to make decisive progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) by taking bold political steps at the highest level of government towards ensuring that their populations are able to access essential high-quality health services without financial hardship. Kenya is one of the foremost countries in the Africa Region who have set out to achieve UHC within the next five years. The goal to achieve UHC in Kenya is rooted in the government of Kenya identifying the UHC as one of the four priority developmental agenda during the period 2018-22.
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