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Mali: interview with Michel Hamala Sidibé

After almost a decade in UNAIDS Executive Directorate, Michel Sidibé was appointed Minister of Health in Mali last May. A true defender of social justice, Michel Sidibé is now fully committed to improving the health situation in Mali. Interview. 54 ÉTATS: Could you...

Report: Telemedicine in Africa

Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, MD, PhD, a pioneer of medicine 2.0 in Mali. Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, a specialist in biomedical and health informatics, and general director of the Center for Expertise and Research in Telemedicine and e-Health (CERTES), is the international...

WHO: Universal Health Coverage – What does it mean?

Universal health coverage (UHC) means that all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does...

WHO: What is people-centred care?

Globally, 1 in 20 people still lacks access to essential health services that could be delivered at a local clinic instead of a hospital. And where services are accessible, they are often fragmented and of poor quality. WHO is supporting countries to progress towards...

Universal health coverage: reaching remote households

Case Study: Ghana Under Ghana’s National Health Insurance scheme, the government introduced an insurance programme in 2003 which provides financial protection to make access to quality health services affordable for Ghanaians. Children under 18 are exempted from...