health equity

Protecting healthcare in times of economic crisis

Rural communities comprise about 40% of the country’s population of 57.8 million but, historically, these areas are the last to be considered when it comes to health provision by national, provincial and local authorities. The Protecting Healthcare in Times of Economic Crisis Report outlines the health, economic and political imperatives of addressing traditional deficiencies in delivering adequate, affordable and sustainable healthcare to rural areas, and presents a basic blueprint for rolling out a solution.

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Webinar: Targeting Health Inequity Policy Forum

Venue
Webinar

 

TARGETING HEALTH INEQUITY:
SMART MOVES WITH NEW TOOLS AND APPROACHES

Join Health Policy Plus and special guests from USAID and the World Health Organization for an engaging policy forum that will explore new tools to assess health equity outcomes, examine experiences of how countries make hard policy decisions based on equity-related evidence, and discuss future directions for pro-equity health sector reforms.

Through a series of expert presentations and a moderated discussion, we will tackle the questions of:

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Prevention Access Campaign

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The Prevention Access Campaign is a health equity initiative to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma by empowering people with and vulnerable to HIV with accurate and meaningful information about their social, sexual, and reproductive health.

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Reaching the last mile: The future of medicine access for everyone

According to the World Health Organization, much of the world’s burden of disease can be prevented or cured with known, affordable technologies. The problem is getting drugs, vaccines, information and other forms of prevention, care or treatment — on time, reliably, in sufficient quantity and at reasonable cost — to those who need them.

Author
Edward Wilson
Source
Devex

Global health sector strategy on Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2016-2021

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Author
WHO

The strategy positions the health sector response to sexually transmitted infection epidemics as critical to the achievement of universal health coverage – one of the key health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals identified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Africa DATA Report 2016

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Author
ONE Campaign

This year’s Africa DATA Report focuses on a critical building block of development investment: health. Perhaps no other intervention is so critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Health and nutrition interventions save lives; they also help to achieve better educational outcomes, build a more productive workforce and drive economic gains. For Africa, a continent with a burgeoning youth population, there will need to be an increased focus on investing in human capital to drive greater development progress.

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Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World (HSR2016)

Venue
Vancouver, Canada

Like the societies of which they are a part, health systems face constant new challenges. They must maintain a focus on health improvement even as they absorb unexpected shocks, respond to emerging needs and take advantage  of new opportunities. At HSR2016 we will push the boundaries of health systems research in addressing  the challenges of our changing world. Read the full theme here.

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Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths 2016 report

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Author
USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID's) 2014 Acting on the Call Report formulated country-specific plans for working with partners in 24 priority countries to save the lives of mothers and children. The follow-up 2015 Acting on the Call Report provided country-by-country progress updates with new recommendations for reaching 38 million women with increased access to high-quality health services around the time of delivery.

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