Blog: Universal Health Coverage - where did we get lost?
The global community has established a shared and widely accepted vision on the importance and significance of global goals, such as the SDGs and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, the contextual significance of achieving these goals and objectives varies depending on the context.
Principal Investigator: Sam Hickey. Lead Organisation: University of Manchester
Co-investigator: Giles Marcus Mohan
A major challenge for achieving poverty reduction is that the capacity of states to deliver development is in short supply, particularly in Africa.
Liberia's public education system is moribund. The civil war of 1999-2003 and the Ebola epidemic of 2014 have left the Ministry of Education with little capacity to run a national school system. An effort to clean thousands of ghost teachers from Ministry payrolls was cut short (New York Times, 2016), and while systematic data is scarce, teacher absenteeism appears common (Mulkeen, 2009).
Principal Investigator: Sayantan Ghosal.
This briefing highlights research that identifies potential deficiencies in the reporting of instances of torture and ill-treatment amongst the poorest members of society, and suggests actions that might be progressed to address these.