Innovative thinking is key to realizing UHC

Innovative thinking is key to realizing UHC

In 2015, the world spent $7.3 trillion on health. Yes, that’s 10% of global GDP. At the WHO Global Dialogue on Partnerships for Sustainable Financing of NCDs last week, Dr. Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University, suggested that it’s time...
Striking Back: Snakebites Gain Global Attention

Striking Back: Snakebites Gain Global Attention

Selvarasu, a coconut farmer in Erode, India, met his fate with a bite from a Russell’s viper. With his life hanging in the balance, it wasn’t until he reached a third and final hospital—some five hours away—where doctors with specialised training and access to...
Universal? Expanding the concept of health systems

Universal? Expanding the concept of health systems

The WHO recently published their draft thirteenth general program of work that aims to ensure access to health services for 1 billion additional people by 2023. This program was founded on the idea of health as a human right, meaning that “no one should get sick or...
What does progress look like in global health? 

What does progress look like in global health? 

Major reforms, new issues, and significant policy pivots were on the agenda for the 71stWorld Health Assembly and the many side events occurring in Geneva last week. Sadly, at the same time, Ebola has reappeared in the Democratic Republic of Congo claiming at least 46...