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Increasing overmedicalisation at the end of life is denying people & their families a good death.

Towards a compassionate community model: The Lancet #ValueofDeath Commission calls for a radical rethink of care for the dying & attitudes to death. Death and dying must be rec...
How death is managed today:
• Alienates communities
• Pushes families in countries without #UHC into poverty
• Deprioritises efforts to reduce suffering, such as #PalliativeCare
• Diverts resources
• Is costly for health services
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Scientific advances have fuelled the belief death should be feared, avoided, defeated.

Centralising community involvement, partnerships, & better bereavement support will help rebalance societies' & medicine's relationship with death—an inevitable part of life. #ValueofDeath Image
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1/ As famous @WakeForest professor Maya Angelou said, “When people show you who they are believe them” —stunning reveals here—Former @UHC exec says company would only pay surprise bills after complaints……? @drdanchoi utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
3/ So the former senior exec. for @UHC admits that it did not inform members in writing via letter that #UnitedHealth would reimburse out of network bills, instead it was buried in the fine print of the #EOB to the Pt. & Pts. had to ask UHC to pay.
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.@naomiclarelee opens the #GHFutures2030 Commission launch.

"'Digital Health is not neglected—it's a distraction to #UHC', we were told. Now, we're in a pivotal moment—being intentional about this new path is essential & requires urgent improvement." @GHFutures2030 Image
"People are much more aware of how we depend on digital resolve & respond to health challenges. But, we are also more aware of the ways these transformations—or exclusion from them—can be detrimental to our health & rights." 💬 @IlonaKickbusch #GHFutures2030 Image
"These are the new determinants of health", says @AnuragAgrawalMD.

"Public health & #UHC must be reimagined to include & realise the potential of digital transformations."

#GHFutures2030 #WHS2021 | @GHFutures2030 @WorldHealthSmt Image
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@PatsyYates and @didarmody in conversation at #21OPCC. #socialjustice is a major take away from this #palliativecare conference.
Importance of appreciating all unique contexts - homelessness, paediatric care, care of older people. Legal aspects of #palliativecare #21OPCC
International panel very strong on not "othering" - we can all learn from each other in a global community. COVID-19 has made that even clearer. Yes!! Well done international panel team. You rock :) @OdetteSpruyt @ntizimira @kpettus @APHPCN Dr Ghauri, Dr Malama #21OPCC
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Robert Yates of @ChathamHouse and @LSHTM comes to us from a sunny London! We are so lucky to have him chat to us about how palliative care can get a "decent crack of the whip" on universal health reforms. #21OPCC
@ChathamHouse @LSHTM "This is an opportunity for radical change. We should be prepared and get organised." But what is Universal Health Coverage? Important to nail down the definition. #21OPCC Simple definition here 👇 Image
@ChathamHouse @LSHTM But the longer definition makes it clear that palliative care is part of the continuum. Wherever you see UHC, we must insist on palliative care not being crowded out by curative services. #21OPCC Image
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March 6, 2019:

"Aligning for Impact: The Transformation of the World Health Organization"

#ImpactInvesting #SDGs #EmergingMarkets #WHO…
>>>"One of the biggest issues facing global health today is the planning for the eventual wind-down of the billion-dollar-a-year Global #Polio Eradication Initiative after the certification of eradication."<<<

#Vaccine #Markets
"Universal #Health Coverage: Tedros described Universal Health Coverage (#UHC) as #WHO's top priority, and that work will be supported by a division on UHC..."

July 23, 2020 thread:

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Hi @FCDOGovUK @10DowningStreet, there appears to be something missing from your #IntegratedReview, did you forget something?
PM spinning that he'll use the review to make a 'personal commitment' to restoring the 0.7% aid target doesn't cut it. The wording of the #IntegratedReview says it'll return 'when fiscal situation allows' - not a firm commitment, another promise to be broken
Even if he were to be believed, that's still a year at 0.5%. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost. Aid to Yemen and Syria cut by nearly 2/3.

It's not a necessary cut, and in any case it comes as they announce increasing spending on *more* nuclear weapons. #IntegratedReview
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WHO's Universal Health Coverage (#UHC) Partnership Initiative supports 1⃣1⃣5⃣ countries in strengthening their health systems to boost #COVID19 response & accelerate progress towards #HealthForAll.

More in detail 👉
#COVID19 has shown that investing in health is not optional. Prosperous & peaceful societies are only possible when no one is left behind.

In #Colombia🇨🇴, the government is enhancing access to primary health care using an intercultural health model 👉
Bringing health care closer to communities through primary health care & training has so far proven to be the best protection against the #COVID19 pandemic.

Read a successful story from #Dominica🇩🇲 👉
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My presentation at the @LagHealthScheme UHC Day Celebration.

Over the last 2 decades @followlasg had experimented with many policy initiatives such as: The Free Health Scheme; the community based health insurance scheme (CBHIS) aimed at attaining #UHC #ForAGreaterLagos
The journey towards #UHC has not been without hitches. This necessitated the establishment of an all inclusive mandatory health scheme to bridge the gap

The objective of the scheme is to reduce out of pocket spend, thereby protecting the population against the financial risks
Challenge - fragmentation and low coverage;

•2% of the population of Lagos has health insurance, including fragmented NHIS programs and private health insurance.
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Meet @Mel_Bertram , the world class leader in
🧩Health Economics
🧩Health Systems Reforms
🌈(all of them including for) #UHC , #NCDs & #Cancer

Very soon at #Data #Analytics #Delivery4Impact #DDI @WHO
Dr Bertram is a well-recognized advocate and technical expert for the #cancer community, for the brilliant work to support efficient & effective global 🌐 cancer control planning!

Find more at: 👇👇👇
She led the developments of the first exercise of @WHO @UN @SDGoals #BestBuys recommendations for #Cancer, turning the Impossible into the possible:

👩🏼‍🏫 achieve cancer- specific goals in low- and middle- income countries, where #cancer should NOT be a sentence of death!!
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Malaria🦟 is a preventable & treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

WHO is calling on countries & global health partners to step up the fight and #EndMalaria 👉
To fight #Malaria, the 🌎🌍🌏 needs to

✅target effective interventions
✅invest in the development of new tools
✅address related health threats
✅increase funding

Since 2000, the African region has reduced its malaria🦟 death toll by 4⃣4⃣% but funding shortages & #COVID19 are expected to set back the progress.

More in detail 👉
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The most important lessons from #COVID19 are less about virus itself but what it has revealed about the political systems that have responded to it

@IlonaKickbusch & I were thrilled to guest edit a @bmj_latest series on preparing democracies for pandemics…
The @bmj_latest series examines the mechanisms that might explain underperformance of democracies in #COVID19 crisis and proposes ideas to better “pandemic proof” this political system

The articles in series includes: 2/8…
A commentary from @IlonaKickbusch & me on preparing democracies for pandemics 3/8:…
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Non-communicable diseases & injuries (NCDI) cause more death & disability at every age among the world’s poorest billion than in wealthy countries— new @NCDIpoverty Commission provides cost-effective & equitable interventions to address #NCDIPoverty Image
Among the world’s poorest people, almost 800,000 under age 40 die each year from #NCDs & injuries

The @NCDIpoverty Commission outlines how to reverse the neglect of the world’s most marginalised people living with these conditions #NCDIPoverty Image
"Partnerships & coalition building will be key not only within the #NCD community but also in alliances forged with the UHC & anti-poverty movements"—The Lancet Editors reflect on the #NCDIPoverty Commission calling for expansion of the global NCD agenda Image
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NEW Modelling—Current projections point to an estimated 3.1 billion population lacking effective UHC coverage in 2023, with nearly a third residing in south Asia: finding from #GBDStudy 2019 Universal Health Coverage Collaborators @IHME_UW Image
"The paper also raises some fundamental questions about the relevance of this approach to measuring UHC progress at this moment in time"

The universal health coverage ambition faces a critical test—Comment on #GBDStudy from M Kruk, J Ataguba & P Akweongo Image
🎧 NEW Podcast: In Conversation With…@DrRafaelLozano @IHME_UW, joins us to talk about the findings and implications of his new universal health coverage #GBDStudy, and @mkruk discusses efforts to analyse and measure #UHC
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#Thread #UHC #AyushmanBharat

As the #DigitalHealthMission gets launched tomorrow, a thread of some of my work for ORF on India's health information ecosystem.

Tracking health and nutrition targets: Four recommendations for India… via @orfonline
Overcoming data challenges in tracking India’s health and nutrition targets… via @orfonline
Can a data revolution help India achieve its health goals?… via @orfonline
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The sought future of "#healthcare" - "The #WEF, the int. org. for public-private cooperation, hosts the #PrivateSector Constituency of #UHC2030 & provides a platform for interaction for all UHC2030 partners & health systems networks."

#GreatReset #UBI #WorldBank #WHO
When universal basic income (#UBI) begins to be rolled out globally, expect #public #healthcare to disappear. Further, payments will be linked to benefits via the #blockchain - ensuring full spectrum #compliance & #servitude of whole societies.

#Covid19 as catalyst #greatreset
The UHC2030 hosted by the #WorldBank Group & the #WHO. "#UHC does not mean #healthcare is free. It means that personal (out-of-pocket) payments do not deter people from using services & that people are protected from "catastrophic #health expenditures"...…
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A stalling #HIV response is set back further as access to life-saving medicines is severely impacted by #COVID19 in some countries. With over 25 million ppl receiving life-saving antiretroviral medicines globally in 2019, low stocks put millions at risk.
👉 Seventy-three countries hav...
Antiretroviral medicines can help control the #HIV virus & prevent onward sexual transmission to other ppl.
Modelling suggests a 6 month disruption in access to these medicines could cause AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa to double in 2020 alone
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In 2019, about 8.3 million people were benefiting from antiretroviral medicines in the 24 countries now experiencing supply shortages, representing about 33% of all people taking #HIV treatment globally.

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6 months into #COVID19, our best measures of pandemic preparedness have not been correlated w/fewer deaths

In fact, nations w/higher JEE, GHSI, and #UHC scores have had *higher* death rates, even accounting for age structure & timing of 1st case

why? 1/
#COVID19 has revealed that we don't yet understand how best to measure countries' capacity to respond effectively to severe pandemic threats

this admittedly wonky thread is based on new @ThinkGlobalHlth post looking at JEE, GHSI & #UHC in this pandemic 2/…
First a bit of background on the different measures of pandemic preparedness 3/
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I was interviewed for a story on NPR about how Thailand’s universal healthcare program has supported the country’s fight against #COVID. #UHC… 1/18
I am a professor who wrote a book about the politics of universal healthcare in Thailand, Brazil and South Africa. Coupon code 09FLYER for 30% off at Cornell Press.… 2/18
I’ve also written other work on the politics of expanding access to healthcare to the poor… 3/18
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CDC Rule (2017) expressly addressed this, w HHS/CDC the "payer of final resort" (despite comments that this would be unethical).

Under §70.13 @CDCDirector can authorize payment for care & treatment, although it's secondary to any state, local, or private insurance obligations.
@CDCDirector The law provides for this, and it's unethical for the US government to require individuals subjected to mandatory care & treatment to pay for it.

This also risks undermining the #Covid19 public health response: without #UHC #Medicare4All people will understandably avoid care.
The @CDCDirector’s discretion is subject to availability of appropriations. This underscores the considerations for federal emergency funding: Congress cld specifically provide add’l funds for such costs & at the same time: the #covid19 health care costs of all Americans. #M4A
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@TomSteyer @lily21951 I appreciate you and I'm for Bernie right now, but you're my number two. Currently payroll taxes pay for medicare. There is no cap like social security so no unfair advantage to the rich. Medicare for all just increases this minimal tax and eliminates premiums 1/
@TomSteyer @lily21951 , copays, out of pocket, and uncovered fees. Money goes in, patients get treatment, providers get paid. The current system (your aforementioned union health plans and others) use a non-value added middleman who receives a huge rent in the form of premiums and LOA reductions 2/
@TomSteyer @lily21951 to providers. My out of network Occupational Therapist for my autistic child charges $175/ hour (definitely not unreasonable in Silicon Valley), if she were to be in network for those #BloodSuckingVampires #UHC, she would receive $35 because she is an independent. Large 3/
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Universal Healthcare Coverage #UHC is fundamental to ensure early detection of #HIV.

It can also ensure patients get the treatment and support they need.

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Last year, we provided 869 STI and HIV screenings to our patients. Being diagnosed and starting treatment early means patients can live a full, healthy life. #WorldAIDSDay Image
This #WorldAIDSDay, let’s make sure we keep working towards Universal Healthcare Coverage in the UK, to get diagnosis, treatment, and support for all patients. Image
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Starting now: 15th @acmedsci-The Lancet International Heath Lecture being given by former Minister of Health for Peru Prof Patty Garcia (@Pattyjannet1) on corruption in global health

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“Corruption in global health is an open secret. Everyone knows about it but no one wants to talk about it”

@Pattyjannet1 introduces tonight’s #IHL2019 Image
“Corruption threatens any efforts to reach #UHC and to achieve the #SDGs” - @Pattyjannet1 #IHL2019 Image
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Yesterday is was simply incredible!
The #FutureofHealthConference continues this morning with a Stakeholders Summit themed:

Advancing #Quality Maternal Healthcare in Nigeria: What are the Missing Links?

@MSDforMothers @MEtiebetMD @TemitayoE @Iyadunnio1 @EpiAFRIC @AfricareNigeria @PharmAccessNIG @AbimbolaOnaolu @ShopsPlus @abtassociates @Fmohnigeria @PharmAccessOrg @MallamPelliks @CAID_Nigeria @ekemma Events like this are important because they highlight the urgency to improve outcomes in maternal health, allow women voices to be heard and bring together all the stake holders - Dr. Osagie Enahire, Hon. Minister of Health at the Stakeholders Summit.
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