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Commonwealth on common health | The Star

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Brunei Darussalam has made several proposals to be included in the pandemic convention being drafted by Commonwealth countries, including creating a permanent multilateral mechanism to ensure effective and fair global response to pandemics with the need for closer cooperation between countries in terms of transparency, information exchange and manufacturing cost.

In addition, technology transfer and knowledge enhancement must become the norm during pandemics and response phases, through incentives and research funding.

The proposals were made by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar at the plenary session on ‘Efforts in strengthening prevention, preparedness and response to pandemics by investing in products production and local health technology’ under the 35th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland recently.

The minister said the pandemic demonstrated the importance of having a strong and resilient healthcare system, which can only be achieved with fair

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Early numbers show nearly 70% of Oregonians keep Oregon Health Plan benefits in first round of renewals

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Human Services are committed to transparency and will be sending monthly information about medical coverage among Oregonians as the agencies continue to track the state’s progress in determining eligibility for medical programs.

Background

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the federal government allowed states to keep people on Medicaid once they became eligible and did not require annual eligibility renewals. During this historic health emergency, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Oregon’s Medicaid program, grew to nearly 1.5 million people.

In April, Oregon began the process of redetermining eligibility for everyone on OHP.  While most people will continue to qualify for existing benefits, OHA is required to review eligibility for all OHP and Medicare Savings Program (MSP) members by mid-2024.

OHP redeterminations started in April

In April, Oregon began processing eligibility redeterminations for all 1.5 million members receiving OHP and

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