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Category: Health systems
Listen to expert perspectives on the work of MEASURE Evaluation which develops approaches and conducts research for health information systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries across the globe.
The recently concluded millennium development goals (MDGs) have seen the suffering and deaths caused by preventable and treatable diseases significantly reduced. Over the last 15 years, life expectancy around the world has increased incredibly. In Africa, life expectancy has increased by 9.4 years. In spite of such achievements, inequality in terms of access to and quality of healthcare persists. The high rate of maternal deaths among African countries is a clear indication.
Megan Harker Elliott conducts a question and answer session with Shaun Shelly, drug policy, and advocacy specialist, with TB/HIV Care Association, and affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UCT. He lectures professionals, post-graduate and medical students on drug use and addiction. He’s also the organiser of the first South African Drug Policy Conference and sits on the advisory board of Families for Sensible Drug policy in the United States.
United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) happening now on global drug policy. Wilson Box from the Vienna Committee on drugs shares insights from New York.
Today, Professor Leslie London from the University of Cape Town (UCT) shared information about the NHI and White Paper with 20 plus women from Klapmuts and Wellington who live on farms and alongside farm communities. The women were convened by the Women on Farms Project at the Klapmuts clubhouse in the Cape Town, winelands region.
A group of students voice concerns about the NHI at the People's Health Movement South Africa, Student Launch at the University of Cape Town on the eve of World Health Day.