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UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE NEWS

NIGERIA NEWS
Nigeria Health Sector Leaders meet Chaired by Dr Betta Edu National Chairman Nigeria Health Commissioner’s Forum
The Sun, September 3, 2020
As Nigeria push for a more resilient health system, that can withstand any pandemic or public health issue, the health gladiators all across the country have met to re-strategize on ways to move the sector forward.
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Untapped $500m Funding Opportunity For Nigeria Health Sector
Sahara Reporters, September 2, 2020
The Nigerian health sector is underfunded. While this is no new development, the COVID-19 pandemic brought this to the fore once again.
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FG further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions
Vanguard, September 4, 2020
The Federal Government has relaxed emergency restrictions put in place in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic as a way of limiting its spread.
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NCDC certifies molecular laboratory in Bayelsa
Vanguard, August 29, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated the newly inaugurated Bayelsa State Molecular Laboratory, Research and Diagnostic Centre for COVID-19 testing.
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Health workers threaten strike, give FG 15-day ultimatum
Vanguard, August 30, 2020
Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, weekend threatened strike over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others.
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GLOBAL NEWS
Togo is first African country to end sleeping sickness as a public health problem
WHO, August 27, 2020
Togo has received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first country in Africa to reach this milestone.
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WHO convenes expert group for behaviour change
WHO, September 3, 2020
The World Health Organization convened its first Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights and Sciences for Health.
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UN Chief Concerned Over Deepening Existing Inequalities
IDN-InDepthNews, August 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has in the past six months turned our world upside down. Beyond the virus itself, the response has had a disproportionate and devastating social and economic impact on women and girls.
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South Sudan, WHO join forces to fight viral hepatitis
Xinhuanet, September 3, 2020
South Sudan and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched a four-year national strategic plan to combat viral hepatitis disease.
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Lancet study finds U.S. has, by far, the world’s most-overpriced medical care
Modern Diplomacy, September 3, 2020
On September 1st, Gallup headlined “50% in U.S. Fear Bankruptcy Due to Major Health Event” and reported that last year only 45% did. Both percentages are the world’s highest.
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UPDATES AND EVENTS
Universal Health Services, Inc. To Present At Baird's 2020 Global Healthcare Conference
69News, September 3, 2020
Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) announced today that Steve Filton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will participate in a virtual fireside chat at Baird's 2020 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:55am. 
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Webinar series for the State of UHC commitment
Uhc2030, September, 2020
On 13 July 2020, UHC2030 launched a multi-stakeholder process to gather data and stories for the State of UHC Commitment including the UHC Survey 2020.
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ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Should dental care be a part of the national health care system?
News 1130, September 2, 2020
A national dental care plan has been on the table for years–even as early as 1952. However, its feasibility and costs have been an issue.
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No health net for 3.1 bln by 2023 deadline
Down-to-earth, August 31, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) 13th General Programme of Work targeted universal health coverage (UHC) between 2019 and 2023. An estimated 3.1 billion people worldwide will lack effective health service coverage by 2023, according to a recent study. Nearly a third (968.1 million) of them will be in south Asia.
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