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Guaranteeing healthcare, the Brazilian way -Miguel Lago & Arthur Aguillar

-The Hindu Its success in getting universal coverage has lessons for India As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits New Delhi this Republic Day, one interesting field of cooperation to explore in the strategic partnership is healthcare. Achieving Universal Health Coverage is a very complex task, especially for developing countries. Here, the example of Brazil, the only country where more than 100 million inhabitants have a universal health system, is worth studying. It...

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Explained: What National Health Profile says about targeted, actual health spend -Abantika Ghosh

-The Indian Express The National Health Profile (NHP) is an annual stocktaking exercise on the health of the health sector. At a time when Universal Health Coverage has become the new buzzword of healthcare in India since Ayushman Bharat, the National Health Profile 2019 throws up sobering figures. Between 2009-10 and 2018-19, India’s public health spend as a percentage of GDP went up by just 0.16 percentage points from 1.12% to...

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Primary care system central to Universal Health Coverage: WHO

-The Hindu Business Line Affordable quality healthcare at the community level across age groups is the key to advancing Universal Health Coverage, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. “A well-functioning primary care system that meets most of a person’s health needs, throughout the life, is central to Universal Health Coverage (UHC),” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia. The theme of this year’s World Health Day, celebrated on April...

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The basics are vital -Soham D Bhaduri

-The Hindu Making hospitalisation affordable will spell relief, but there is no alternative to strengthening primary health care In 2011, a high-level expert group on Universal Health Coverage reckoned that nearly 70% of government health spending should go to primary health care. The National Health Policy (NHP) 2017 also advocated allocating resources of up to two-thirds or more to primary care as it enunciated the goal of achieving “the highest possible level...

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Long road ahead: on Ayushman Bharat scheme

-The Hindu Budgetary support must be strengthened to make Ayushman Bharat a success Ayushman Bharat has been rolled out as a health protection scheme that will provide guaranteed access to treatment that is free at the point of delivery to about 40% of the population selected on the basis of censused socio-economic indicators. It is the essential first step on the road to Universal Health Coverage, although it has been launched by...

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