What We're Reading: Week of June 1

    • Ghana is paving the way in West Africa by embracing data to tackle development issues, reach targets on critical global goals and leave no one behind.
    • The T20 Working Group on UHC argues that G20 governments are uniquely placed to support countries’ on the road to universal health coverage through better measurement of primary health care via mechanisms like PHCPI.
    • Governments must use more economic evidence to inform local health priorities and set health for all goals, contends the Center for Global Development. 
    • To close out this year’s World Health Assembly, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros announced the organization is establishing a special program on primary health care to support countries as they move toward universal health coverage. 
    • Though tracking cell-phone data has become a useful asset during health crises, critics worry about the unintended consequences this may have around data security.
    • A paper from the British Medical Journal calls for prioritization of continuity of care as part of high-quality primary health care, emphasizing that this feature is often neglected in development agendas.
    • This week, the WHO released an online, interactive data visualization dashboard to help monitor progress on health for the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • “Restrictive gender norms manifest in the health system and reflect and reinforce gender inequalities, compromising the health and wellbeing of patients and providers,” says a newstudy included in a Lancet Series on Gender Equality, Norms, and Health.