Evidence Aid's June Newsletter

30 June, 2024

Hello everyone,

Evidence Aid's latest newsletter is now available here: https://evidenceaid.org/evidence-aid-newsletter-26-june-2024/

Healthcare is a human right. Unfortunately, many around the world are not afforded this right due to varying accessibility issues. Economic, geographic, epidemiological or cultural barriers limit access to essential health services, particularly for vulnerable and marginalized groups (1). In 2019, the Un Secretary-General announced that “half of the world’s population still lacks access to these essential services and 100 million people are driven into extreme poverty every year due to health-care costs (2)”

What is more is that in many cases, even when individuals do have access to healthcare, low health literacy (3)—coupled with the use of complex medical jargon (4) and language barriers—results in misuse and misunderstanding of health information, further deepening inequalities and disparities among social groups.

It is therefore critical to implement evidence-based solutions and eliminate barriers to improve access to healthcare for all. As such, in this month’s newsletter, we highlight four Evidence Aid summaries that focus on different ways healthcare can be made more accessible.

1. https://www.who.int/activities/improving-service-access-and-quality

2. https://press.un.org/en/2019/sgsm19909.doc.htm

3. https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/collection/health-information-are-you-gettin...

4. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/05/24/994648555/avoid-med...

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Best wishes,


Sumra Ali, Assistant to the Operations Director

Evidence Aid: Championing evidence-based humanitarian action.

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HIFA profile: Sumra Ali is a Personal Assistant at Evidence Aid, and is based in the United States. Professional interests: Humanitarian aid, global health, evidence-based decision-making Sali AT evidenceaid.org