Monthly Archives: June 2012

BMC Public Health supplement – Universal coverage: Can we guarantee health for all?

Countries across the globe are faced with the challenge of bettering their health financing systems to achieve and maintain universal coverage of health services. Demands for improved health coverage have pushed the issue further up political agendas. It is therefore paramount to identify potential frameworks so that coverage is optimized and health financing is effectively… Read more »


The environment, fetal development and non-communicable diseases

The medical conditions that increasingly affect modern societies are of overriding concern in public health.  To name but a few, these include obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, immune and autoimmune diseases, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, and several cancers. Governments and medical institutions around the world are battling to fight the devastating effects of these diseases…. Read more »