Using TB drugs in politics is dangerous and unethical. Delay in drugs causes death and disability, further spreading of illness and development of drug-resistant TB. Donors should not take patients as hostages.
Making family planning services available to all is one of the most effective pathways to improved women’s and children’s health. Access to safe abortion to all will reduce maternal mortality by 1/3. In addition, availability of family planning and abortion would have a significant environmental benefit. Why is it then not being addressed?
In Guinea-Bissau, the implementation of the vaccination programme may be associated with increased mortality. The immunisation coverage for measles vaccine has decreased within the last four years. Failed donor focus and inappropriate monitoring parameters of both new and expensive vaccines and cheaper old vaccines will have implications for child mortality.
Systems do not have brains: the hidden long term costs of user fees
In 1980s, user fees for health care were introduced without supporting scientific evidence. Thirty years later universal health care is advocated without scientific research of the situation. As a result, unofficial user fees are today worsening gender and health inequality.