Universal health coverage: Good for communities, good for business

Michael Myers: Inclusive health systems make communities more resilient against disease outbreaks and other challenges.

This year’s Ebola outbreak in West Africa illustrates the need to strengthen health systems and expand coverage to people in even the most remote areas.

What business opportunities may the adoption of universal coverage schemes bring for the global development and health communities?

We asked Michael Myers, a managing director of The Rockefeller Foundation and leader of its global health portfolio, on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting this September in New York.

Click on the above video to learn more about the opportunities that come with expanded access to health systems, and what roles international donor agencies and private corporations can play in the expansion of care.

Want to learn more? Check out the Healthy Means campaign site and tweet us using #HealthyMeans.

Healthy Means is an online conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Concern Worldwide, Gavi, GlaxoSmithKline, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Johnson & Johnson and the United Nations Population Fund to showcase new ideas and ways we can work together to expand health care and live better lives.

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    Jacques Jimeno

    Jacques is a copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature. He is currently taking his master’s degree in communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.