From Breakthroughs Blog: UHC

 
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Research Roundup: Antibody to combat malaria, BARDA to advance Ebola treatment, and UHC High-Level Meeting

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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What’s next for universal health coverage?

United Nations members unanimously adopted a high-level political declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), but while the adoption of the declaration is welcome news, in many ways it represents a starting point for the next phase of UHC, in which the thornier issues of financing, follow through, and accountability will rise to the forefront.

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Innovating the way towards UHC at WHA

Universal health coverage (UHC) will take center stage at the World Health Assembly later this month. While there are many building blocks to achieve UHC, one integral pillar that is too often overlooked is innovation—the creation of new and improved drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tools. Global health research and development is indispensable in delivering on the vision of quality health for all.

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Overheard at UNGA: Innovation paves path to universal health coverage

A busy week at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly winds to a close with key discussions surrounding the global economic returns of health R&D.

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