HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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Promoting access to universal health coverage

Universal health coverage, or UHC, ensures that all people and communities have access to essential, high quality health services without facing financial hardship.

At the moment, about half the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services.  According to WHO, about 100 million people are still being pushed into “extreme poverty” because they have to pay for health care.

Through their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), all UN Member States agreed to try to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.

But health and wellbeing are also subject to other risk drivers, such as climate change, which disrupt the health and financial benefits that UHC can offer.

Universal health care (UHC) could play a big part in creating “health resilience” in the face of a changing climate.

SPEAKERS

Dr Emanuele CAPOBIANCO

Director for Health and Care , International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Dr Githinji GITAHI

Group Chief Executive Officer , Amref Health Africa, co-chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee

Dr Christophe Paquet

Head of the Health and Social Protection Division, French Development Agency (AFD)

Ri Un Hye

Director, Health & Care Department, Red Cross Society of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

people are still being pushed into “extreme poverty”

agreed to try to achieve Universal Health Coverage

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the world’s population still do not have full coverage

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