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This week from 5th- 7th July 2023, the Government of Zambia’s Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH), and the World Health Organization (WHO), is hosting a 3-day workshop under the Commonwealth Technical Country Support Programme on Enhancing Digital Health Maturity.
Read news - Transforming Healthcare through Innovation: 3-Day Workshop on Advancing Digital Health Maturity in Zambia
Commonwealth Health Ministers and Heads of Delegation have reaffirmed their commitment to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and ensuring the most vulnerable and marginalised have equal access to health services across the 56 member countries by 2030.
Read news - Health Ministers pledge to work together to transform care systems and ensure equal access to quality care across the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, and Health Ministers from across the Commonwealth are set to meet in Geneva on Saturday, 20 May 2023, to forge a path forward on accelerating efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), during the 35th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM).
Read news - Taking action on inequities in health to be explored at upcoming Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting
After several years of online meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last week, members of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Health (CACH) met in person for the first time since 2019 to discuss and advance key areas of health priorities ahead of the 35th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM) next month.
Read news - Commonwealth Advisory Committee convenes its first in-person meeting since 2019 ahead of Health Ministers Meeting
Cervical cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women across the Commonwealth. Having been recognized as a major health concern by the World Health Organization, it is now more important than ever that everyone - regardless of gender - contributes to the attainment of the ambitious 90-70-90 target to ensure that we are on track to eliminating cervical cancer.
Read news - Blog: Amplifying Pan-Commonwealth youth voices on the linkages between HPV infection and cervical cancer
17 November 2022 to 17 November 2022
The Commonwealth carries a significant cervical cancer burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Whilst the Commonwealth represents 30 per cent of the world’s population, it carries a 40 per cent share of the global cancer incidence burden, and 43 per cent of the global mortality burden.
27 October 2022 to 27 October 2022
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), are the leading cause of death globally, with more than 36 million deaths annually, primarily from cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases. Commonwealth countries share a significant burden of NCDs, with nearly 400 million individuals currently diagnosed with at least one NCD.