Researchers and development practitioners reflect on learnings from comprehensive research, commissioned by the Indo-German Social Security Programme, examining the implementation and impact of the world’s largest health insurance scheme.
Universal Health Coverage
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare brutal inequities in access to medical breakthroughs between Global North and South. A high-level panel debates how this can be changed.
What will it take to bridge the health gap for people with disabilities and provide access to assistive technology for all those who need it?
What is unique about a global programme’s technical support when it comes to setting up a sustainable health financing system in a low-income country? Zanzibar’s story, and how the GIZ global programme BACKUP Health facilitated it, is a case in point.
The Third Catalyst Dialogue – on financing health for all – was launched at the 2023 Global Health Talk
High-level experts participated in a panel discussion at the Global Health Talk, where they debated recommendations for German policy-makers and parliamentarians on how to raise more funds for health at all levels: global, regional and national.
In an inspiring example of Germany’s feminist development policy in action, the Indo-German Universal Health Coverage (IGUHC) project is supporting the Government of India to extend social health insurance to the transgender community, upholding their rights to free, quality health services.
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.
New Missing Billion report draws attention to the unmet health needs of people living with disabilities and draws up roadmap for action to ensure they are ‘expected, accepted and connected’.
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.
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)