South Africa's health care needs to be reformed so that everyone has access regardless of affordability or location.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
Kenya's new budget is expected to focus on food security, manufacturing, universal health coverage, and affordable housing.
Countries globally should adopt and adapt the World Health Organization's new Essential Diagnostics List -- as a key step in the management of all diseases.
For healthcare to be accessible, affordable and equal, policies and programmes that promote universal health coverage need to be based on evidence.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
The new director-general of the World Health Organisation has set universal health coverage as a priority. There are several ways to make headway with this goal.
South Africa's plan for universal health coverage has taken another crucial step with the introduction of a new policy document aimed at delivering more equitable healthcare.
The concept of Universal Health Coverage is the new focus post-2015. If implemented properly, it could remedy some of the disparities in health care.