The start of the new year calls for some reflection. This is why we have compiled an overview of our highlights of 2018. We are proud of the results of our work for health for all. Have a look!
Each year on December 12th – Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day – advocates of UHC gather and raise their voices to call for more action to realize health for all without causing financial hardship. Wemos has joined this call with an interactive webinar and a new factsheet about public finance targets for UHC.
Despite efforts to increase the number of trained health workers, Malawi still has a large health workforce shortage. Wemos’ new report on financing for health in Malawi shows that insufficient funding is the major factor contributing to this shortage.
How can we deal with ethical dilemmas in global health? Come and join the discussion on November 9th with Dr. Ann Phoya (President of the Association of Malawian Midwives) and others at the NTVG Symposium ‘Human resources, research and rights’ in De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Wemos will be co-organizing the event, together with NVTG, Uniting Streams and TROIE.
In an open letter, endorsed by over 50 civil society organizations, Wemos calls on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to address four priority areas to improve women’s, adolescents’ and children’s health and lives. The letter was sent in anticipation of the replenishment event of the GFF, which takes place on November 6th in Oslo, Norway.
What should we fear more in the Netherlands: a terrorist attack or a new infectious disease outbreak? According to insect expert Bart Knols we should fear an outbreak. On the fourth edition of the Global Health Café, which Wemos co-hosts, medical experts and health policy experts will discuss prevention and management of epidemics.
The new website of the Health Workers For All Coalition is online now. The coalition, currently consisting of 28 members – one of which is Wemos – seeks to give civil society a platform and voice to ensure access to health workers for all worldwide.
Investing in primary health care is key to achieving health for all. This is the central theme of the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, which will take place on October 25-26 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Medicus Mundi International (MMI), of which Wemos is a member, will hold a civil society session calling for a new global economic order.
On October 3rd Dr. Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, will be visiting the Netherlands to give a presentation at a special edition of the Global Health Cafés. Wemos is co-organizer of the Global Health Cafés.
The Government of the Netherlands announced at the UN General Assembly in New York that it will invest USD 68 million in the Global Financing Facility (GFF), the financing model for the Every Woman, Every Child Global Strategy. Additional funding for the strategy is highly needed to end preventable maternal and child deaths worldwide. With this welcome investment, The Netherlands will gain a coveted seat in the Trust Fund Committee of the Investors Group, the highest decision making body of the GFF.