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Mediclinic News : US HIJACKS THE WORLD’S FIRST UN DECLARATION ON UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

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US HIJACKS THE WORLD’S FIRST UN DECLARATION ON UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

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2019-09-20

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DAILY MAVERICK On Monday 23 September, world leaders will sign a UN declaration that could have committed the world to providing decent healthcare for all. Instead, activists say, some of the world’s biggest health issues don’t even get a mention. What does this mean for SA’s National Health Insurance? The world’s first United Nations declaration on universal health coverage (UHC) will not include any mention of sexual and reproductive health rights — and activists say US President Donald Trump’s administration is largely to blame. Meanwhile, South African experts say other controversies around the document — including who has a seat at the table — mirror fights about the country’s own UHC financing model, the National Health Insurance (NHI).
Created at 2019/09/20 01:10 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/09/20 01:10 PM by Mediclinic