Dr Yvan Butera

Dealing with cervical cancer vaccination

Cervical cancer is a disease caused, at 80 per cent, by the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus. Each year, in the world, 275.000 women die of Cervical Cancer, and 88% of cervical cancer related deaths occur in developing countries (GLOBOCAN, 2011). Dr. Yvan Butera Moreover, Cervical...

Monday, August 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system

Dr Yvan Butera The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a financing institution created in 2002 by governments, private sector, civil society, and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund mandate is to provide support to countries in...

Monday, June 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

How to prevent the next global pandemic

On March 31, 2014, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) declared that an unprecedented Ebola outbreak had hit Guinea, with Liberia registering its first case at the same time. On June 24, 2014, MSF, which had been the only organisation providing care for Ebola patients in Liberia, declared...

Monday, May 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

Health is a human right

Dr Yvan Butera Over half a century later, article 25 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights stating: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family…” is still far from being met. Per the World Health Organisation...

Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Decentralised health systems will improve services

Dr Yvan Butera European colonisation was a terrible one-way relationship where one party, the coloniser, constantly dug resources - whether it is workforce or raw material-without instilling any sustainable profit towards the opposite party, Africa.  One marked heritage from the colonial...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

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