Tag Archives: Universal

Universal health coverage: Manifest destiny or Sisyphean pursuit?

This project began with a debate and discussion between me and Professor Allyala Nandakumar (Nanda) in the Fall of 2018. Both of us were deeply involved in responding to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other donor programs in global health, public financial management (PFM), domestic resource mobilization (DRM), and private sector finance. My perspective was that of ... Read More »

Armenia proposes universal health insurance – and a hefty tax increase

Armenia’s Ministry of Health has proposed an ambitious program for implementing a mandatory, universal health insurance system in the country. But many Armenians are balking at the cost, which the ministry said would require a 6 percent income tax on every working citizen. The ministry published a draft of program on November 22, resulting in much social media grumbling. On the website where the ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With Universal Music Group, Promises Personalised Music Features

HIGHLIGHTS Universal Music Group (UMG) tied up with YouTube recently UMG called the Facebook deal its latest success Facebook promised more personalised music features alongside Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new ... Read More »

It will be 2050 before India achieves universal primary education: UNESCO report warning

After seeing the current education trend all over the world, it has been analysed that 61 million children of primary age do not have access to school. It has been a year since the Sustainable Development Goals, which included the promise for schools, were launched in different parts of the country, and the UNESCO report named ‘Education for People and ... Read More »

Microsoft will soon explain how Universal Xbox apps work

After two years of talking the talk, Microsoft is apparently getting serious about bringing universal Windows apps to the Xbox One. Microsoft will reportedly reveal the first universal Xbox apps during its Build developers’ conference later this month and explain how the console is opening up to app makers,according to The Verge. Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, also wrote ... Read More »