Michael Myers leads The Rockefeller Foundation’s global health work including its transforming health systems initiative and the campaign for Universal Health Coverage. He also coordinates strategies for the foundation’s work in the United States with a focus on building inclusive economies in cities.
While the idea of “health for all” is gaining momentum, Katja Iversen of Women Deliver and Michael Myers of the Rockefeller Foundation believe that unless countries prioritize girls and women throughout this process, universal health coverage cannot become a reality. The two authors consider what it would look like to reform health systems with girls and women top of mind. Here are key actions to bring this vision to life.
Country governments and international partners must recognize that universal health coverage is a smart investment that will both improve the lives of people on a daily basis and protect from health shocks down the line. A commentary from Michael Myers, managing director at The Rockefeller Foundation.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will eventually end, but then the challenge will be to invest in modern health systems capable of dealing with similar epidemics in the future. An exclusive commentary by Michael Myers, managing director of The Rockefeller Foundation.