Month archive: April, 2021

Webinar & report April 19: how do the Global Fund, GFF and Gavi coordinate their efforts to strengthen health systems?

During a joint interactive webinar on April 19th, Wemos and Cordaid – as part of the Dutch Global Health Alliance – will share our joint report’s main findings and recommendations on health systems strengthening coordination among the ‘3Gs’. The 3Gs are the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi) and the Global Financing Facility (GFF). They are the three largest global health initiatives that raise and allocate funds to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries.

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New Wemos-led project AHEAD: Action for Health and Equity Addressing medical Deserts

Today – on World Health Day and during World Health Worker Week – the Wemos-led European project AHEAD, or ‘Action for Health and Equity Addressing medical Deserts’, officially kicks off. Within this 26 months-long project, Wemos and five civil society partners from Romania, Italy, Serbia, Moldova and the Netherlands will address health worker shortages in isolated or depopulated areas, known as ‘medical deserts’. The project is primarily funded by the European Commission, with co-funding from Open Society Foundations.

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Public-Private Partnerships in healthcare fail the poor: go public!

On March 24th, as part of the Civil Society Policy Forum ahead of the upcoming IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings (5-11 April 2021), Wemos co-organised the interactive session ‘Universal access to healthcare: lessons learned from Public-Private Partnerships’. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng (UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health) was among the speakers who voiced their concerns about healthcare Public Private Partnerships to the World Bank. “As we think about a recovery after Covid-19, it’s very important to put the public first, the people first, the human first,” Dr Mofokeng said.

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Wemos welcomes three new Supervisory Board members

Wemos is pleased to welcome three new members to our Supervisory Board: Ingrid van de Stadt, Ruud van den Hurk and Thomas van den Akker. With their professional expertise, relevant networks and experience, they will actively contribute to our organisation’s course and further strengthen our position and (global) ambitions. The three new members will join our supervisory board as of April 2021.

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