Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The political context of universal health coverage

Remco van de Pas – Universal Health coverage is in essence linked to political demands, choices and inherent power relations, both at the national and global level. If we all agree … Continue reading

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard health

The present report considers health financing in the context of the right to health. Full realization of the right to health is contingent upon the availability of adequate, equitable and … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Migration and health in China: An empirical analysis

Jay Pan – Migrants tend to experience deterioration in health status, relative to local residents with comparable conditions. Also, migrants experience significantly poorer access to medical care services. Furthermore, the estimated … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Center for Health Market Innovations 2012 Highlights

In Highlights: 2012, the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) identifies a number of new trends in solutions that aim to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of health care … Continue reading

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 · Leave a comment

Report from Chatham House Workshop on Universal Coverage & WHO reform

In 2012, the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security established two high-level Working Groups which aim to identify sustainable methods for improving global health security and access to healthcare, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Global Aging and Sustainable Healthcare for All

Eric Dishman – Global Aging is no less urgent or impactful than Global Warming—it is the other inconvenient truth which has been too long ignored or glosses over. Longevity is … Continue reading

Friday, 16 November 2012 · Leave a comment

The democratization of health in Mexico: financial innovations for universal coverage

Frenk at al. – In 2003, the Mexican Congress approved a reform establishing the Sistema de Protección Social en Salud [System of Social Protection in Health], whereby public funding for … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 · Leave a comment

How the Affordable Medicine Facility–malaria (AMFm) endangers public health

Mohga M. Kamal-Yanni – The Affordable Medicine Facility–malaria has shown no evidence that it has saved the lives of the most vulnerable or delayed drug resistance. Rather, this global subsidy … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Universal health coverage: does anything go? No

Joseph Kutzin – In its World health report 2010, the World Health Organization noted that there is no single, best path for reforming health financing arrangements to move systems closer to universal … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 · Leave a comment