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  • May Measurement Month: Screening and Awareness Raising in Zambia

    06th October 2017

    In May 2017, the Zambia NCD Alliance joined the Zambia Heart and Stroke Foundation and other organisations to conduct a national cross-sectional blood pressure (BP) survey of adults aged 18 years and above.

  • UN launches high-level panel on access to medicines

    14th December 2015

    The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines is inviting contributions for consideration that address the policy incoherence between international human rights law, trade rules and public health objectives regarding the innovation of and access to health technologies. 

     

  • 2015 Universal Health Coverage Day

    03rd December 2015

    Three years ago, on 12 December 2012, the United Nations unanimously endorsed a resolution urging governments to ensure universal access to quality health care without financial hardship. Now the United Nations has included universal health coverage in the new Sustainable Development Goals. 

  • Economists from endorse Universal Health Coverage

    20th September 2015

    A global coalition of 267 economists representing 44 countries is calling on policymakers to prioritise universal health coverage as an essential pillar of economic development.

  • Care

    14th July 2015

    Lack of access and high cost of care, essential medicines and technologies increases morbidity and mortality, and can force people and families into poverty due to disability and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • WHO moves to improve access to lifesaving medicines

    12th May 2015

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C, a variety of cancers (including breast cancer and leukaemia) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), among others.

  • UN General Assembly high-level thematic debate on the world drug problem

    07th May 2015

    Today, 7 May, the President of the General Assembly, together with the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs, will hold a high-level thematic debate in the lead-up to the April 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem. The UNGASS will review progress in implementation of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem.

  • Access our Medicine campaign reaches 100,000 supporters

    08th April 2015

    Access Our Medicine has collected more than 100,000 signatures for their Declaration for Affordable Medicine! They are now on target to reach over 30 million people.