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.
people are still being pushed into “extreme poverty”
agreed to try to achieve Universal Health Coverage
the world’s population still do not have full coverage
I would like us to be able to respond to this distress call with a message of hope.
We will spread the word long after these two days are over, and well beyond both the humanitarian field and our own movement.
Highlights video THE NEWSLETTER OF THE WORLD CONFERENCE