Arab Forum For alternatives think tank seeks to perpetuate the values ​​of scientific thinking in Arab societies, and is working to address issues of political, social and economic development in the framework of the traditions and rules of scientific, away from the language of incitement and propaganda, in the framework of respect for political contexts and social systems, as well as universal human values. It is working to provide space for the interaction of experts, activists and researchers interested in issues of reform in the Arab region, governed by scientific principles and respect for diversity, is also keen Forum to offer policy alternatives and the potential social, not just hoped for the decision maker and the elites of different political and civil society organizations, in the framework of respect for the values ​​of justice and democracy .
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Healthcare funding policies and alternatives

 

Introduction:

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”[1]. Health is one of human beings’ basic rights as stated in a number of universal charters. The constitution of the WHO, for example, states that the “enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.” The same applies to Article 25 of the Universal Charter of Human Rights and Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. These charters also include additional health guarantees for minorities and marginalized communities. However, the fact that rights pertaining to health are stressed in such charters does not correspond to their actual implementation on the ground. In fact, there is a discrepancy between different countries across the world regarding healthcare policies and funds allocated to the health sector. In 2005, WHO member states pledged to develop their healthcare funding policies to achieve full coverage.

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