The BBC's "Focus on Africa" aired a segment about universal health coverage and national health insurance in Kenya on October 5.
The piece included an interview with Spencer Ochieng, MSH’s Kenya country representative. Spencer discussed the need for strong health systems and the need to understand health as a human right.
"You need very strong health care systems," he said. "All these things have to act in tandem to ensure the quality of health care is as [good as it can be], and as affordable as it should be, and the financing as well is available for people."
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, is working with partners to strengthen accountability for universal health coverage (UHC) at local, national, regional and global levels.
Health in Post-2015 Coalition Statement
As a coalition of advocates from health-related non-governmental organizations, engaged in the post–2015 development agenda process, we wish to highlight the following in our response to the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis report on post–2015, “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”:
1) The need for a strong health goal and targets based on the right to health
On September 22, 2014, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) joined 60 other organizations to launch the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day, which will take place on December 12, 2014. The global coalition will call for universal health coverage to be a cornerstone of the sustainable development agenda and a priority for all nations.
(Abuja, Nigeria) Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization working in over 60 countries, has worked in Nigeria for the past 10 years employing nearly 200 staff, the majority of them Nigerian. MSH extends its support and encouragement to President Goodluck Jonathan as the government of Nigeria prepares for a historic Presidential Summit on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Abuja in the coming weeks on March 10, 2014. We are honored to partner with the Government of Nigeria on this important initiative. MSH has been an advocate for UHC for the past several years and is a leading proponent of UHC in the post-2015 development framework.
JOINT LETTER TO UN MEMBER STATES: Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Agenda
Health is a universal human right. It is both a driver and an indicator of sustainable development. Accordingly, we urge the Member States of the United Nations, as they deliberate on the post-2015 framework, to adopt an agenda which will promote accelerated, equitable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in all countries.
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As 15 global civil society organizations sign a statement urging UN countries to include UHC in post-Millennium Development goals, the US prepares to open health exchanges
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) applauds the report of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that assesses progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and lays out recommendations for the post-2015 development agenda. The report [PDF], “A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015,” prioritizes improving health as one of 14 top-line goals and recommends universal health coverage (UHC) as a “transformative action” to achieve it.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes the report of the United Nations High Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The HLP’s advisory report, released May 30, is part of an ongoing process of defining the global targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals. MSH believes the report demonstrates the panel’s ongoing commitment to health as an essential component of sustainable development and improving lives around the world.
March 4, 2013 - MSH joined over 60 civil society organizations in supporting universal health coverage in a sign-on letter to delegates meeting this week in Botswana at the High Level Dialogue on Health in the Post–2015 Development Agenda.The organizations called on delegates to ensure that UHC is included in the post–2015 development framework as a way to bring an end to preventable deaths and realize the right to health for all.