Tag: health systems

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. 

Continue reading

jane nalunga

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.

Continue reading

new york

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

wemos world health day infographic UHC

Health without hardship

Imagine having to choose between paying for your daily meal or your health bills. For many people in low- and middle-income countries, this is everyday reality. World Health Day 2018 on April 7th shines a spotlight on Universal Health Coverage – access to good-quality health care for everyone, anywhere, without financial hardship. Wemos believes that we need an ambitious plan to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Continue reading