World Health Day 2018
Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere
“Health for all” has been the World Health Organization's (WHO) guiding vision for more than seven decades. It’s also the impetus behind the current organization-wide drive to support countries in moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Some countries have already made significant progress towards universal health coverage. But half the world’s population is still unable to obtain the health services they need.
Below, in aid of World Health Day 2018, we've searched across our Springer Nature portfolio to pull together our relevant articles and content relevant to this year's universal health theme.
Featured research across Springer Nature
International Journal for Equity in Health presents evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health across and within countries. The journal publishes novel research that enhances the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations. Read more
As the largest open access public health journal in the world, BMC Public Health is a peer reviewed journal with a broad scope welcoming articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. With a highly-visited website and frequent press coverage, we are part of the BMC series, a research community-focused collection publishing scientifically valid studies based on community-agreed standards of questioning, methods and analysis. Read more
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice disseminates empirical research findings in all aspects of pharmacy, with the aim that people everywhere have access to the medicines they need and use them rationally. Share your new evidence, concerns and perspectives in pharmaceutical policy and practice with researchers, academics and practitioners from around the world. Read more
Published in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Human Resources for Health disseminates high quality research on the information, planning, production, management and governance of human resources for health. The open access journal embraces an international approach encompassing low, middle and high-income countries, encouraging debate on health sector reforms and their link with human resources issues. Read more
International Journal of Health Geographics is fully dedicated to publishing high quality and internationally significant manuscripts on all aspects of geospatial information systems and science applications in health and healthcare. The journal fills a serious gap in existing journals by providing a credible central venue for researchers and practitioners to publish their research. Read more
All BMC articles are published on the open access model. All articles are free to read, copy, distribute, and use (providing attribution is given).
- Knowledge sharing in global health research – the impact, uptake and cost of open access to scholarly literature
- Free versus subsidised healthcare: options for fee exemptions, access to care for vulnerable groups and effects on the health system in Burkina Faso
- National disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 257 diseases and injuries in Ethiopia, 1990–2015: findings from the global burden of disease study 2015
- A study on satisfaction with publicly financed health services in China
- New forms of development: branding innovative ideas and bidding for foreign aid in the maternal and child health service in Nepal
- Scoping literature review on the basic health benefit package and its determinant criteria
- Access to medicines and hepatitis C in Africa: can tiered pricing and voluntary licencing assure universal access, health equity and fairness?
from Public Health Reviews
- Advancing human rights in patient care of Roma: access to health insurance in Macedonia
- Barriers and motivations for health insurance subscription in Cape Coast, Ghana: a qualitative study
- A study on the implementation fidelity of the performance-based financing policy in Burkina Faso after 12 months
- Using the World Health Organization health system building blocks through survey of healthcare professionals to determine the performance of public healthcare facilities
- Analysis of selected policies towards universal health coverage in Uganda: the policy implementation barometer protocol
- Provision of emergency obstetric care at secondary level in a conflict setting in a rural area of Afghanistan – is the hospital fulfilling its role?
- The role of public health information in assistance to populations living in opposition and contested areas of Syria, 2012–2014
- The relationship between health literacy and quality of life among frequent users of health care services: a cross-sectional study
- Comparing the effects of China’s three basic health insurance schemes on the equity of health-related quality of life: using the method of coarsened exact matching
- Understanding the performance of community health volunteers involved in the delivery of health programmes in underserved areas: a realist synthesis
- Specification of implementation interventions to address the cascade of HIV care and treatment in resource-limited settings: a systematic review
- “Scaling-out” evidence-based interventions to new populations or new health care delivery systems
- The association between health insurance status and utilization of health services in rural Northern Ghana: evidence from the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme
- Intensity of contact with frontline workers and its influence on maternal and newborn health behaviors: cross-sectional survey in rural Uttar Pradesh, India
- Out-of-pocket expenditure for seeking health care for sick children younger than 5 years of age in Bangladesh: findings from cross-sectional surveys, 2009 and 2012
- Another frontier for harm reduction: contraceptive needs of females who inject drugs in Estonia, a cross-sectional study
- Prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among men who inject drugs in a remote area of Vietnam
- “They accept me, because I was one of them”: formative qualitative research supporting the feasibility of peer-led outreach for people who use drugs in Dakar, Senegal
- Implementing guidelines on physical health in the acute mental health setting: a quality improvement approach
- Participation in mental healthcare: a qualitative meta-synthesis