By Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of HIV, Health and Development, UNDP; Ludo Bok, Manager, SDGs and UNAIDS, HIV, Health and Development Group, UNDP

This has been a historic year for scientific innovation, but even the most advanced science only realises its full potential if it can be delivered to those in need — a dynamic we are watching play out not only with COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines, but also with innovations for…

By Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of HIV, Health and Development, UNDP; Ludo Bok, Manager, SDGs and UNAIDS, HIV, Health & Development Group UNDP

As new coronavirus cases are confirmed each day, fear and misinformation continue to spread more rapidly than COVID-19 itself. False or misleading claims in the media, buoyed by harmful stereotypes, have fueled discrimination and violence that revive painful histories of attributing disease outbreaks to marginalized groups. Health officials have taken…

By Vicky T. Okine Executive Director, Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights

Introduction

The Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care (PHC) in 1978 reiterated a very central component of health; the importance of community involvement and participation in health decision-making processes in order to achieve a “people-centred” health system that is robust, effective and sustainable and at the same time provides…

By Lundi Anne Omam Ngo Bibaa, Assistant Executive Director of Reach Out Cameroon

Every country has been involved in providing some form of primary health care to their population. There are disparities among those who benefit and those who do not. The most vulnerable populations must often choose between access to quality health care or paying for medicines or food. This means that…

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