Universal Health Coverage

Data on blood samples is entered into the SORMAS system via mobile phone

A critical juncture for SORMAS: from national to regional outlook and beyond

SORMAS (Surveillance Outbreak Response Management & Analysis System) is increasingly recognised as a digital system that can provide policy-relevant data and management support across the One Health domains – not only at local and national level, but potentially at regional and global levels too.

Luthfi Azizatunnisa in her wheelchair

Reimagining health systems for a billion people with disabilities

With much publicity, the world’s population reached eight billion on 15th November 2022. What has been much less publicised is that at least a billion of these people live with disabilities – an enormous group that, according to the just launched WHO Global Report on Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities, is often underserved or overlooked when it comes to health care.

Panel discussion, chaired by Dr Anshu Banerjee, Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization (WHO)

WHS 2022: Debating the place of SRHR in achieving ‘health for all’

In the context of the triple crisis of climate change, conflict and pandemics, development leaders and young people discuss the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) as a core component of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

The Panel

WHS 2022: Health investments are smart investments

At a WHS 2022 session on financing and strengthening health systems, global leaders and politicians unanimously agreed on the urgent need to invest in systems for community health, as a fail-safe, high-return investment for stronger health systems and building resilience for future pandemics

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