Coronavirus (236) Governments must remember UHC commitments

26 March, 2020

UHC2030 have just released a statement on COVID-19. Extracts below. Read in full here:

https://www.uhc2030.org/news-events/uhc2030-news/faced-by-the-covid-19-c...

(UHC2030 is the global movement for building stronger health systems for universal health coverage, based at WHO HQ Geneva.)

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'Faced by the COVID-19 crisis, it is crucial that world leaders remember their universal health coverage commitments

...Faced by the COVID-19 crisis, it is crucial that leaders recognise the interconnectedness of UHC and health emergencies and remember their UHC commitments...

UN HLM commitments can help guide political leaders as they respond to COVID-19:

1. Ensure political leadership beyond health...

2. Leave no one behind...

3. Regulate and legislate...

4. Uphold quality of care...

5. Invest more, invest better...

6. Move together...

7. Ensure gender-equitable responses...

COVID-19 will directly or indirectly affect everyone, everywhere. In reminding world leaders how their UHC commitments can guide action during this global emergency, the UHC movement stands in solidarity with the hardest-hit communities, brave political leaders, and health workers on the front line.

Statement by UHC2030 Co-Chairs, in consultation with the UHC Movement Political Advisory Panel of UHC2030.

UHC2030 Co-Chairs

Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Chair, International Advisory Board, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute for

International and Development Studies Geneva...'

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Best wishes, Neil

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