Tag Archives: right to health

05.02.14

The ACA: Towards “A State of Complete Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being”

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“Advancing the health of our nations is a fundamental commitment we make to all our people,” said U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius in representation of the Americas before the World Health Assembly in May 2013. She then added, “[a]s President Obama recently reminded us, access to health care is ‘not some […]

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03.21.14

Universal Health Coverage Should Be Universal: An Analysis of a World Health Organization/World Bank Proposal

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Universal health coverage (UHC). It is an ambitious, historic goal. At least in its strongest form, it entails enabling all people to receive the health services they need. Not long ago, it seemed that UHC would be included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015. While no […]

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03.13.14

"Uganda Be Kidding Me": Anti-Homosexuality Bill Becomes Law

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On February 24, 2014, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the infamous anti-homosexuality bill into law. He signed it despite threats of losing economic aid from the United States (Uganda’s largest donor). Now, a number donors have suspended aid to Uganda, including the United States and the World Bank. The European Parliament passed a resolution just […]

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01.08.14

Gun Violence: Ending Its Terrible Toll and Valuing Everyone

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Gun violence is a window into the dark side of our society. Through that window we see a lack of appreciation for life and the tragic – and often preventable – circumstances that lead to devaluing life. It is also a window into how we value one another – or fail to value some of […]

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