We end 2019 on a tide of political momentum and optimism that health for all is achievable. In 2020, this must be translated into action in national contexts.
At the heart of universal health care is equity, and a key question any country must ask when making roadmaps for UHC is who to include first.
The conference, in Rwanda, brought together more than 1,500 participants from all kinds of sectors, all working on ways of ensuring better health outcomes for everyone.
It is estimated that half the world still lacks access to essential health services, and that’s why Universal Health Coverage Day is so important.
Today is the inaugural Universal Health Coverage Day, highlighting the fact that around one billion people don’t have access to health care services.
Each year, an estimated 150 million people are impoverished because of high health care costs, and 100 million people are pushed into poverty.
Today sees the launch of DFID's response to the IDC Inquiry into Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries.