Progress On Universal Health Coverage Lagging: WHO Report Released Ahead Of High Level UHC Meeting
World Health Organisation (WHO) Despite advances in Universal Health Coverage (UHC), as many as 5 billion people would be left without full access to healthcare in 2030 at the present rate of progress, according to a new report led by the World Health Organization. And financial protections that shield families from catastrophic health expenses have been eroded in some countries, says the report, released just ahead of Monday’s High Level Meeting on UHC here at UN Headquarters.
The Universal Health Coverage Global Monitoring Report 2019 calls on governments to redouble the pace of expanding coverage, and commit to spending at least 1% of their GDP on primary health care. The report was published just ahead of Monday’s expected adoption of a UN political declaration on UHC, committing UN member states to ensure that people worldwide can access quality healthcare affordably by 2030.