Chelsey R. Canavan is a research and communications specialist with Management Sciences for Health, a global non-profit that develops sustainable health systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. She also serves as deputy coordinator of Health for All Post-2015, a global campaign of civil society organizations advocating for universal health coverage in the post-2015 development agenda. She was an ASPPH Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has a MSPH in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina.
Learning from Ebola means ensuring that a universal health coverage agenda will actually help avoid future catastrophes like this one. A joint commentary by three senior officials with Management Sciences for Health urge ahead of UHC Day.
Taxes on unhealthy products like tobacco and alcohol can help governments in the developing world boost public health and achieve universal coverage, write Jonathan Jay and Chelsey Canavan of the global civil society campaign Health for All Post-2015.