Universal Health Coverage Day, 12 December

11 December, 2019

HIFA joins with WHO, UHC2030 and others in celebrating Universal Health Coverage Day, 2019.

Below are the key asks from the UHC website: https://universalhealthcoverageday.org/key-asks/

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1. Ensure Political Leadership Beyond Health

Commit to achieve UHC for healthy lives and well-being for all at all stages, as a social contract.

2. Leave No One Behind

Pursue equity in access to quality health services with financial protection.

3. Regulate and Legislate

Create a strong, enabling regulatory and legal environment responsive to people’s needs.

4. Uphold Quality of Care

Build quality health systems that people and communities trust.

5. Invest More and Better

Sustain public financing and harmonize health investments.

6. Move Together

Establish multi-stakeholder mechanisms for engaging the whole of society for a healthier world.

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Universal access to reliable healthcare information - for the public, for health workers, for policymakers - is a prerequisite for universal health coverage and quality of care, from the home through all levels of the health system.

With your support, HIFA will continue to serve as a 'multi-stakeholder mechanism for engaging the whole of society for a healthier world', campaigning and working together for a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their health and the health of others. If you can help in any way, please send me an email: neil@hifa.org

With thanks, Neil

Let's build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information - Join HIFA: www.hifa.org

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 19,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org