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UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE NEWS

NIGERIA NEWS
Nigeria rolls out 10-year plan of achieving Universal Health Coverage
Premium Times, October 7, 2020
The Nigerian government is rolling out innovative strategies to optimize services at primary healthcare centers across the country as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic and possible situations of public emergency, an official has said.
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Yobe state government inaugurates 2 health agencies
Naija247News, October 2, 2020
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday inaugurated the Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Agency (YOSCHMA) and the Yobe State Drugs and Consumables Revolving Fund Agency (YODMA).
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Kaduna State 2021 budget: N579.2m allocated for drugs, consumables inadequate says citizens
NaijaNews247, October 7, 2020
The citizens of Kaduna State said on Saturday that the N579.2 allocated for the procurement of drugs and other consumables by the Kaduna State Government in the 2021 draft budget was grossly inadequate.
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Insufficient funds, bane of nation’s healthcare delivery system — Presidential Aide
Vanguard, October 7, 2020
The Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Finance and Economy, Dr {Mrs.} Sarah Alade at the weekend said that insufficient resources on the part of government have remained a serious challenge towards achieving quality health care delivery in the country.
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Vanguard, September 27, 2020
Let me begin by welcoming all of you to this year’s Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Resident Doctors.
GLOBAL NEWS
UN chief urges greater investment in universal health coverage, starting now
UN News, October 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of strong public health systems and emergency preparedness for communities and economies globally, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, calling for greater investments in universal health coverage. 
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Global Fund and Chevron: United against HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria
Africanews, October 5, 2020
The Global Fund and Chevron Corporation have celebrated a 12-year partnership that served as an example of the private sector’s contribution to the fight against infectious diseases and to building resilient health systems.
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China, WHO in talks for assessing COVID-19 vaccines for global use
Vanguard, October 6, 2020
China is in talks to have its locally-produced COVID-19 vaccines assessed by the World Health Organization, as a step toward making them available for international use, a WHO official said on Tuesday.
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Huge gap in health coverage one of the reasons why COVID-19 caused so much pain: UN Secretary General
All Indian Radio News, October 7, 2020
UN Secretary General António Guterres said that a huge gap in health coverage is one of the reasons why COVID-19 has caused so much pain and suffering.
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COVID-19 showed us the importance of access to quality healthcare without financial risks: UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres
FirstPost, October 8, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the “utterly inadequate health systems” around the world, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in arguing that universal health coverage is essential for nations to deal with future health crises.
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ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Responding to COVID-19 and building stronger health systems for universal health coverage
WHO, October 6, 2020
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that everyone, everywhere can access health services without experiencing financial hardship.
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The long road to universal health coverag
The Indian Express, October 8, 2020
Two years of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) were celebrated in the third week of September at Arogya Manthan 2.0. 
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Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) involves all people receiving the health services they need, of high quality, without experiencing financial hardship.
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UPDATES AND EVENTS
One Year Commemoration of the High-Level Meeting: Measuring Progress, Challenges and Opportunities in the Context of COVID-19
WHO, October 8, 2020
A year ago this September, world leaders came together to endorse the Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
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The Big Event for Mental Health
WHO, October, 2020
On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the World Health Organization will, for the first time ever, host a global online advocacy event on mental health.
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