WHO calls on governments for urgent action to invest in Universal Health Coverage

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the 2023 global health expenditure report, which sheds new light on the evolution of global health spending at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Released ahead of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, the report revealed that in 2021 global spending on health reached a new high of US$ 9.8 trillion or 10.3% of global gross domestic product (GDP). Nevertheless, the distribution of spending remains grossly unequal. Public spending on health has increased across the world, except in low-income countries where government health spending decreased and external health aid played an essential supporting role.…

New Riverside class lets students shadow TriPoint staff, explore healthcare jobs

A group of Riverside High School seniors has been exploring hospital jobs as part of a new Intro to Healthcare class, and a couple are considering jobs in that field as a result of their experiences. The class was launched this year as a partnership between Riverside Schools and University Hospitals TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. Representatives from both institutions said that a goal of theirs is to help students find potential careers in healthcare. “When we surveyed the kids about career interests several years ago, health care came up in probably the top three or four fields that…