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Universal Health Coverage - WHO
« on: June 02, 2020, 02:08:22 PM »
Overview

Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. It includes the full range of essential health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Currently, at least half of the people in the world do not receive the health services they need. About 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket spending on health. This must change.

To make health for all a reality, we need: individuals and communities who have access to high quality health services so that they take care of their own health and the health of their families; skilled health workers providing quality, people-centred care; and policy-makers committed to investing in universal health coverage.

Universal health coverage should be based on strong, people-centred primary health care. Good health systems are rooted in the communities they serve. They focus not only on preventing and treating disease and illness, but also on helping to improve well-being and quality of life.

Our work  Headings to articles about their work.

Health financing

Essential medicines and health products

Health system governance

Health workforce

Health statistics and information systems

Service delivery and safety

Publications

Multimedia

  Communications materials

https://www.who.int/health-topics/universal-health-coverage#tab=tab_1
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