Healthcare

Distress health financing in Cambodia

A new UNSW study has found that unless healthcare is better funded for low socio-economic households in Cambodia, efforts to achieve universal health coverage will be futile.

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As we approach the edge of the fiscal cliff, we need to get smarter about how we tackle ageing and disease. And the way to do that is sitting right there in your pocket, writes Louisa Jorm. 

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A UNSW study has found Fiji’s poor are getting a fair share of the benefits from the Fiji government’s spending on healthcare but that challenges regarding the quality of health services remain.

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Transforming poor communities through research into social business and health is the aim of a new agreement between UNSW and Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus.

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The budget focuses on the way we fund the health system rather than on the way we deliver care. It is unfair and unnecessarily increases hardship for many, writes John Dwyer.

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The findings of the CareTrack study highlight what we need to target if we want to lead the world in better health delivery, write the study's authors Bill Runciman and Jeffrey Braithwaite.

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Open sharing of medical clinical trial data would lead to faster and more trustworthy evidence for many of our most pressing health problems, write Adam Dunn and Enrico Coiera.

Australia has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make fundamental changes to the way society views and treats illness, a group of leading healthcare academics and clinicians will argue at a free public lecture and debate at the University of New South Wales on Monday 24 May.