Tag: health systems

‘Minister Bruins: reform the granting of supplementary protection certificates for new medicines’

The granting of supplementary protection certificates for new medicines must be reformed. This is our message in a letter to Minister Bruins (Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport), signed by Wemos, Aidsfonds, Commons Network, the Dutch Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation, Health Action International (HAI) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO).

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Global Health Cafe #4: Ebola in Bavel?

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. 

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Reflecting on Uganda’s fiscal space for health

Myria Koutsoumpa

This past summer, as an intern at Wemos and as part of my thesis for the Global Health master’s programme at Maastricht University, I took up the opportunity to interview Jane Nalunga, Country Director of SEATINI-Uganda, about the country’s economic and human resources for health  (HRH) situation. She has over 20 years of experience in policy research, analysis and advocacy on trade, tax and investment, and shares Wemos’ view of health as a public good.

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Why investing in health is a challenge under the current global economic system

Linda Mans

This summer I took up IHP’s suggestion and read Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism: a Guide to Our Future’. That triggered my interest in Ilias Alami’s ‘On the terrorism of money and national policy-making in emerging capitalist economies’. My “summer of Marxism” provided me with a few clues on why investing in health and the health workforce is a ‘Grand Challenge’ of sorts (to borrow a term from an arch-capitalist). That shouldn’t stop us from advocating for it, though, even if the term is still an understatement, I’m afraid.

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Third Global Health Café: financing for health

It has been estimated that annually, roughly $86 per person is needed to guarantee access to health services to everyone, everywhere in the world. Wemos invites the Kenyan doctor Fredrick Oluga to discuss on July 2nd 2018 with other Dutch and international experts about the best way to ensure the funds needed.

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