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Ebola Again: Preparedness Is Still Underfinanced, but New Opportunities Are in Play
May 14, 2018
On May 8, the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new Ebola outbreak. While new tools are in place, it’s past time to recognize the need to adequately finance preparedness at home and abroad, and to act on existing opportunities to deploy funding and link tightly to progress on prepared...
It’s (Past) Time We Prepare for the Next Pandemic
May 01, 2018
Last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an advance screening of the PBS Great Decisions episode, "Global Health: Preventing Pandemic.” After the screening, a panel of American global health experts took to the stage to discuss US leadership in ...
Smarter Investments for Better Health: Celebrating Country Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage
December 11, 2017
December 12 marks the fifth annual Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. Half a decade after the landmark UN endorsement, more countries than ever are working to translate UHC goals into reality through defined, tangible, equitable, and comprehensive health services for their populations. To cel...
Defining Benefits for Universal Health Care—How Governments Can Get the Most Bang for Their Health Care Buck
October 10, 2017
Vaccinate children against measles and mumps or pay for the costs of dialysis treatment for kidney disease patients? Pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery, or channel money toward efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease in the first place? For universal health care (UHC) to become...
Bridging the Gap Between Health and Finance: How Can Finance Ministries Support a Sustainable HIV Response?
December 15, 2016
At our recent event, “How Can Finance Ministries Support a Sustainable HIV Response?” representatives from PEPFAR and the US Department of Treasury came together to discuss an innovative partnership between them and with finance ministries around the world. The partnership aims to improve the coordi...
Setting Universal Health Coverage Priorities: India and Dialysis
July 26, 2016
India's Ministry of Health is committed to universal health coverage and has announced its plan to provide dialysis in the face of rising kidney failure. But providing dialysis for all who need it could consume the entire public health budget. Policymakers need to evaluate affordable dialysis op...