Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage – UHC is a critical component of the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs which include a specific health goal: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages”. Be-cause health shares new insights, field experiences and research findings of Belgian stakeholders to assess gaps that exist between UHC efforts and right to health efforts and exchange best practices and a way forward towards a people driven, pro-poor effort to provide health for all. Be-cause health remains open as a forum to share field experiences and research on the topic.

Within the Sustainable Development Goal for health, a specific target for UHC has been proposed. In this context, the opportunity exists to unite global health and the fight against poverty through action that is focused on clear goals. The underlying assumption is that efforts towards achieving UHC do promote some, but not necessarily all, of the efforts required from governments and other stakeholders for the realization of the right to health.

22/12 2017
Leaving No Building Block Behind Reflections on roundtable UHC in fragile settings Blog by Button Ricarte, Advocacy Coordinator and Policy Writer, UHC Study Group (UP Manila), Health Policy Intern, ITM
12/12 2016
Blog: Health for all. Universal Health Coverage Day 12/12/2016 Universal Health Coverage is celebrated today across the globe as a call to national and international policy makers that everyone has the right to health, including “access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all” (UHC target 3.8)

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