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Muhammed has his eyes tested by a health worker.

It’s time for action on universal health coverage

Each year in low and middle income countries, eight million people die of conditions that should be treatable. That’s why commitment to universal health coverage is so important.

Juliet Milgate, September 2019
Hands applying an ointment to an older woman's eye.

Universal health coverage in Ghana: how can we really make progress?

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.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, August 2019
A panel of six people sit on a stage in front of an auditorium half full of guests.

Joining the dots on universal health coverage

As momentum gathers towards the High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in September, it is critical that dialogue taking place at other related meetings and events is aligned.

Emma Mulhern, April 2019
A large crowd of people standing in a conference hall with a banner promoting the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.

Five takeaways from the Africa Health Agenda conference

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.

Fred Smith, March 2019
Sisters Barikisu and Ayishetu sit outside their home with bandages covering their eyes, following their trachoma operation.

Why universal health coverage is vital to fight extreme poverty

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.

Juliet Milgate, December 2018
A surgeon inspecting a patient's eyes

Universal Health Coverage could change millions of lives

Today is the inaugural Universal Health Coverage Day, highlighting the fact that around one billion people don’t have access to health care services.

December 2014
Sisters Awa and Arame Ndiaye sit next to each other, both of them are smiling.

How universal health coverage could change the lives of millions

Each year, an estimated 150 million people are impoverished because of high health care costs, and 100 million people are pushed into poverty.

Juliet Milgate, December 2014
Two women smiling and hugging

Sightsavers welcomes DFID’s move to build health systems for all

Today sees the launch of DFID's response to the IDC Inquiry into Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries.

November 2014
Trichiasis patient Agnes John Milanzi at home the day after surgery. One of her young sons sits in the background.

Improving healthcare for all

On 10 July, Lynne Featherstone MP will be giving evidence to the UK Parliamentary Committee inquiry into health system strengthening.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2014
Close up of a young girl with trachoma.

How universal health coverage can help eliminate trachoma

Imagine this: your child comes home from school one day with itchy, sticky eyes. What do you do? You take them to your local clinic to make sure they’re OK.

Helen Hamilton, March 2014
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