Echoing King’s Dream on Healthcare

By Sandy Garçon, Manager, External Relations and Communications, PSI This January 15th, we’ll celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we reflect on King’s invaluable contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States—and its global reverberations—let’s also take to heart an equally challenging, yet lesser-known, campaign of his last

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Carrying on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Ensuring Equality in Health Coverage

By Noha Zeitoun, Content Intern, PSI As we pause to remember the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to human rights and equality in the United States and the world, we can reflect on how his legacy also resonates with the call for universal health coverage (UHC). In the past year, we’ve seen an

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Health is a Right, Not a Privilege: Universal Health Coverage Gains Momentum

By Jennifer Orford Over the next two weeks Impact will post the top 12 global health moments of 2015 with commentary from experts. We want to hear your thoughts, too. So login and comment, share on social media and reflect on what has been a pretty interesting year for global health. In 2015, a global

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Universal Health Coverage Day: 4 Reasons to Include Voluntary Family Planning in UHC

By Sandy Garçon, Manager, External Relations and Communications, PSI This December 12th, we join a global coalition in calling for greater action on universal health coverage (UHC). PSI is committed to the goal of UHC, which means ensuring that every person, everywhere, has access to essential and quality health care they need without causing undue financial

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5 Interesting Ways Countries use Taxes to Pay for Health Care

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI Many U.S. citizens are sighing with relief after filing their annual income tax forms today. And this year, for the first time, a citizen’s registration with a health insurance policy will affect their tax rate. But while the U.S. has been hesitant to use tax revenue to bolster its health

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Strong Health Systems, the ‘Secret Ingredient’

By Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development In his State of the Union Address 2013, President Barack Obama set forth a vision for achieving what would be one of the greatest con¬tributions to human progress – eliminating extreme poverty. There are many ways in which the global

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