The world will miss some targets in the fight against NTDs, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the Emirates News Agency—tempering expectations ahead of the Reaching the Last Mile forum now underway in Abu Dhabi.

The WHO and the African Union inked a historic agreement to deepen their collaboration and advance vital health goals in Geneva today.   The agreement, which follows on the political declaration on universal health coverage approved by member states at the UN in September,…

For anyone who performed surgery on landmine survivors, the need to ban the weapon was obvious. We were seeing kids with their limbs being blown off. It’s little different to see a child in need of amputation from a preventable post-surgical infection that got out of…

China now has its own global health meeting—dubbed “China’s Davos”—in keeping with the country’s expanding global health reach, report Ilona Kickbusch and Gabriel Leung.    

The good news is that tuberculosis deaths are declining steadily. The bad news is that we are wildly off track to meet the bold targets set for controlling the world’s #1 lethal infectious disease.

Diane Gashumba, Rwanda's Minister of Health, called on Africa's heads of state to increase domestic investments in universal health coverage, the Daily Trust reports.

Countries’ health systems differ widely, but they are united by the same backbone: primary health care (PHC), which serves as a key gateway to universal health care (UHC). A new report from the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative examines how 5 nations—Argentina,…

Kenya is rolling out universal health coverage in 4 counties as part of a pilot program ahead of the goal of total coverage by 2022. County selection was needs-based: Machakos county, for example, has the highest number of road accidents in Kenya while the more sparsely…

Countries convened in Astana, Kazakhstan today vowed to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage.