Universal health care

As the global population grows and ages, we face a 20% deficit in healthcare workers over the next decade
Trump is trying to ignore the voices but a system like our NHS is an idea whose time has come
Last week, world leaders, global institutions, multinational corporations and NGOs came together in Tokyo around Universal
Talented health professionals from across the world are our greatest hope for realising the universal right to health in an increasingly challenging world. For this to happen, equitable access to global health training is essential. For if WHO is to be a truly global guardian of health, its workforce, and thus its interns, must be global too.
For over 10 years, WBFA and I have intervened to assist with medical bills through our various community programmes like the TMB and IMedF. However, this model is ultimately unsustainable.
The Ebola crisis in West Africa has shown what happens when local health systems lack the resilience to respond to shocks. Acute shortages of health workers, poor infrastructure, and lack of trust in health systems have allowed the epidemic to spread rapidly and cost many lives.
We must honour his vision for universal healthcare and inclusive access to innovative financing for health by developing further partnerships that can enact real change. Every one of us within the global health community can set forth a ripple of hope through our actions, but together, we can become the current that Joep was, and change the very nature of global health.
There is a growing move at the international level towards universal health coverage (UHC) as an essential way of reducing financial impoverishment caused by spending on healthcare and of practically ensuring that everyone obtains full and equal access to key health services.
What is wrong with our health service that such a radical overhaul is needed? Is it that broke? News another seriously ill patient has been transferred from a private to a public hospital for treatment says something about standards of care in the NHS.