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  • Health ministers meet to talk insurance diseases
    The Asian Age August 30 2013
    Health ministers from the 11 countries of WHO’s Southeast Asia Region will meet in Delhi from September 10 to 13 to discuss key health issues like high blood pressure universal health coverage targets for controlling non-communicable diseases etc will be high on the agenda.
    Hosted by Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad WHO director-general Margaret Chan and WHO regional director for Southeast Asia Samlee Plianbangchang will be present with their team of senior advisers at both meetings.
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  • Initiative to provide Free Generic Medicines in Government Hospitals Approved
    25-AUG-2013 JAGRAN Josh
    The Union Government of India on 24 August 2013 approved the initiative for free supply of essential medicines to the patients availing treatments under 12th five year plan. Under this initiative rational use of medicines would be promoted by reducing the consumption of inessential medicines. The initiative is aimed towards making affordable health care available to the people and to reduce the out of pocket expenses on medicines. 16000 crore rupees has been provided as an outlay of the initiative.
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  • Health research is essential for progress towards universal health coverage
    WHO Media Centre 15 AUGUST 2013 | BEIJING
    At the launch of the "World health report 2013: Research for universal health coverage" WHO today called on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation. With universal health coverage countries can help ensure that citizens obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.
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  • Private care?
    Frontline Edition August 9 2013
    The National Advisory Council recommendations seem to be making a strong case for a major role for the private sector in the delivery of health care. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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  • NAC favours universal health coverage
    The Hindu June 29 2013
    The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) accepted its Working Group’s recommendations on universal health coverage (UHC) on Friday: these will soon be communicated to the government.
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