Ten Resources for Learning More about Universal Health Coverage as a Driver for Women's Health

Ten Resources for Learning More about Universal Health Coverage as a Driver for Women's Health

{Photo credit: Todd Shapera - Rwanda.}Photo credit: Todd Shapera - Rwanda.

This post also appears on the Maternal Health Task Force blog.

On Thursday, February 20, Dr. Ana Langer (Maternal Health Task Force) and Dr. Jonathan D. Quick (Management Sciences for Health) will participate in a policy dialogue, Improving Maternal Health through Universal Health Coverage, moderated by Jacqueline Mahon (UNFPA) and organized by our colleagues at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The dialogue, part of the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series (a partnership between UNFPA, the MHTF, and the Wilson Center), will be held in Washington DC at the Wilson Center and is open to the public. This dialogue also will be live-streamed. You can join the conversation on Twitter at " href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MHdialogue&src=hash&f=realtime">. More event details can be found here.

In this post, we share ten resources for learning more about universal health coverage (UHC) as a driver for women’s health.

  1. Join Dr. Jonathan D. Quick and Dr. Ana Langer tomorrow (February 20, 2014) for a policy dialogue, Improving Maternal Health through Universal Health Coverage, organized by the Wilson Center as part of the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series—a partnership between UNFPA, the MHTF, and the Wilson Center.
  2. Read Improving Women’s Health through Universal Health Coverage, a recent publication in PLOS Medicine and part of the MHTF-PLOS Collection of Maternal Health Research.
  3. Watch this video: Why universal health coverage is a women’s issue, a presentation by Dr. Jonathan D. Quick at the Women Deliver conference in 2013. 

  4. Visit UHC Forward, an online platform that tracks progress toward UHC in countries around the world and serves as a hub for UHC knowledge exchange
  5. Check out the Manifesto for Maternal Health, developed and published in The Lancet following the Global Maternal Health Conference last year.
  6. Read Universal access: Making health systems work for women in BMC Public Health.
  7. Read A comprehensive approach to women’s health: Lessons from the Mexican health reform in BMC Women’s Health.
  8. Take a look at Universal health coverage: A commitment to close the gap, a publication of the Rockefeller Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF, and WHO.
  9. Take a look at How changes in coverage affect equity in maternal and child health interventions in 35 Countdown to 2015 countries: an analysis of national surveys in The Lancet.
  10. Read Gender equity and universal health coverage in India in The Lancet.

Do you know of additional resources?

Tell us in the blog comments. We would be delighted to share them.

Guest blogger Kate Mitchell is a project manager at the Maternal Health Task Force, the flagship program of the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

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