3 ways to fast-track UHC in the developing world

On the first-ever UHC Day, let's not celebrate. Instead, let's address the tough questions and acknowledge that the devil is in the detail. In this joint commentary, PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann and Simon Cooke, CEO of Marie Stopes International, share three ways for UHC to shift from noble to possible, to probable.

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About the authors

  • Karl Hofmann

    Karl Hofmann is president and CEO of Population Services International, a Washington, D.C.-based global health nonprofit focused on family planning and reproductive health, malaria, child survival, HIV, maternal and child health, and NCDs. Before joining the organization in 2007, he was a career U.S. diplomat for 23 years, serving as ambassador to Togo, executive secretary of the Department of State and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Paris.
  • Simon Cooke

    Simon Cooke is CEO of Marie Stopes International. He joined the organization in 2013 with over 20 years of international management, marketing and sales experience in developed and developing countries in North Africa, Asia, Latin America, Scandinavia and the Persian Gulf. Cooke is the former CEO of SuperMax, a personal care product marketing organization based in the Middle East, and has also held senior leadership positions at both Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser.