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Marijke Wijnroks

Global solidarity to end epidemics

Marijke Wijnroks, Chief of Staff at the Global Fund, celebrates the unprecedented global solidarity to end HIV, TB and malaria by 2030 at the organisation's Sixth Replenishment Conference and believes it demonstrates that the world is truly stepping up the fight to work stronger, faster and together to end these devastating epidemics.

Dame Sally Davies

Building antimicrobial stewardship to tackle AMR

Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, and Victoria Rutter, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, emphasise the urgent need for effective antimicrobial stewardship to tackle the complex global problem of antimicrobial resistance, and highlight examples of effective stewardship in the Commonwealth.

Dr Manica Balasegaram

Accelerating action against AMR

Dr Manica Balasegaram, Executive Director of the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership, calls for a global, holistic and multi-sectorial approach that brings together public and private stakeholders to solve the urgent challenge of antimicrobial resistance.

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Access to quality medical products will define the journey to UHC

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of the WHO South-East Asia Region, looks at how the region is tackling the challenges involved in providing access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medical products, which is fundamental to achieving universal health coverage.

Pavithra Wanniarachchi

Delivering UHC to the people of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s publicly financed, high-performing healthcare system is widely acclaimed. In this article, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health and Indigenous Medical Services, describes the main challenges and opportunities in delivering healthcare for all in a middle income country, and imparts lessons for other Commonwealth nations striving to achieve universal health coverage.

Graça Machel

Who should pay for universal health coverage?

Graça Machel, Deputy Chair of The Elders, argues that delivering publicly financed healthcare is a political choice and challenges leaders to invest in their people’s futures and ensure an equitable route to universal health coverage across the Commonwealth.

Dr Githinji Gitahi

UHC: Moving together to build a healthier world

Dr Githinji Gitahi is Co-Chair of UHC2030, the global movement for accelerating equitable and sustainable progress towards universal health coverage. He passionately supports the high level political commitment to UHC and sets out what Commonwealth leaders now need to do to translate their promises into urgent action.

Dr Mbololwa Mbikusita Lewanika

Universal health coverage in the Commonwealth

Dr Mbololwa Mbikusita-Lewanika, Health Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat, discusses the commitment of Commonwealth countries to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals and outlines examples of best practice from member states that are making healthcare accessible to all.

The Hon Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete

Commonwealth health priorities: Reaching the unreached, ensuring no one is left behind

Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete is Fiji’s Minister for Health and Medical Services and was Chair of the 2019 Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting. He outlines the commitments made by ministers at the meeting and reinforces the call for Commonwealth member states to accelerate progress in delivering universal health coverage and safeguard vulnerable populations.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Safeguarding for all in 2020

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), stresses that health is an essential component of global security and yet most Commonwealth countries remain unprepared for health emergencies. He calls for investment not only in emergency preparedness, but importantly, also in primary healthcare, for a healthier, safer and fairer world.