Tag Archives: Health Priorities

Policy & Practice Priority-setting for achieving universal health coverage

Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:462–467 Published online: June 2016 Abstract Governments in low- and middle-income countries are legitimizing the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC), following a United Nation’s resolution on UHC in 2012 and its reinforcement in the sustainable development goals set in 2015. UHC will differ in each country depending on country contexts […]

Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000, but health inequalities persist – World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs

World Health Organization Published online: 19 May 2016 Overview Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs”.Life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s. […]