World leaders have agreed: every person—no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have—should be able to access quality health services without suffering financial hardship. To achieve this vision of universal health coverage by 2030, we need collective action now to build strong, equitable health systems in every country.

 

This 12.12.18, use this toolkit to add your voice to the #UHCDay campaign and help make #HealthForAll a reality.

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FIVE PILLARS OF UHC DAY 2018

Ensuring Political Commitment & Multi-Stakeholder Action:

Uniting firmly behind our commitment to universal health coverage, starting with greater investment and action. (See Core Principles: UHC2030 Global Compact)

Leaving No One Behind: 

Reaching every person and community with comprehensive, quality health services and people-centered care, putting the poorest and most marginalized first.

Engaging Community Voices:

Ensuring that all people, regardless of race, gender, age, citizenship or ability, are represented in the movement for UHC.

Investing More & Smarter: 

Mobilizing resources equitably and efficiently—including by aligning funds across diverse issue areas—to ensure everyone can get the health care they need without fear of financial hardship.

Holding Leaders Accountable:

Improving monitoring and feedback mechanisms to hold leaders accountable to promises of #HealthForAll and progress toward stronger, more equitable health systems for UHC.

TAKE ACTION

Everyone has a role to play in making #HealthForAll a reality. Make the most of UHC Day 2018 by gathering your key stakeholders at an event, adding your perspective to the conversation online, publishing new content or announcing plans to accelerate progress in your country.

Actions for Policymakers

Universal health coverage is a political choice to strive for equity and justice in health, requiring careful policy dialogue tailored to each country’s needs and capacity.

Actions for Civil Society

Civil society is instrumental to achieving UHC. If your advocacy is successful, governments will build on your efforts, evidence and proposals to advance health for all.

Actions for Individuals

Everyone can take action toward achieving universal health coverage! Use your voice to demand #HealthForAll.

RESOURCES

Cross-programmatic Collaboration Advocacy Note

UHC2030 advocacy guide

Nina’s Happy Healthy Family Meal (Video – available in 6 languages)

Your Guide for UHC Advocacy (eLearning Course – available on 12.12)

What is Universal Health Coverage? (Video)

Essential health services (Video)

UHC: everyone, everywhere (Video)

Animated GIFs

UHC Factsheet

‘Health for All’ social media squares

‘Everyone, Everywhere’ Posters

UHC Topic Page (The World Bank Group)

What is people-centred care? (Video)

UHC-related PHC graphics

UHC Data Portal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation UHC Day social media toolkit

SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES

Use these messages and graphics to show your support for #HealthForAll on social media! 

Click the blue dots below to navigate through the UHC Day 2018 pillars.

1. Ensuring Political Commitment & Multi-Stakeholder Action:

Uniting firmly behind our commitment to universal health coverage, starting with greater investment and action. (See Core Principles: UHC2030 Global Compact)

#UHC is about human rights. It is also economically smart & urgently needed for people’s & nations’ health & well-being. #LeaveNoOneBehind #HealthForAll

With strong political will, every country—rich or poor—can build strong, equitable health systems that leave no one behind. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

There is no single path to #UHC, but all journeys start with a bold commitment to equity, non-discrimination & the #RightToHealth. Together, we can achieve #HealthForAll. #UHCDay

Strong health systems are everybody’s business. From government to civil society to the private sector, we all have a role to play in improving access to and quality of health services, leaving no one behind. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

No person, organization, sector or country can achieve #UHC by 2030 alone. We must engage the entire health & healthcare ecosystem to achieve & sustain #HealthForAll. #UHCDay

The global movement for #HealthForAll must rally behind national, evidence-based action plans for #UHC, learning from & supporting each other along the way. Now is the time for collective action. #UHCDay

By effectively harnessing the power of the private sector, we can accelerate efforts to reach every person with the quality health services they need & deserve. #HealthForAll #UHCDay

Proud to support the #UHCGlobalCompact & stand with a unified global movement to achieve #HealthForAll. Will you join us? http://bit.ly/2z90Tyy

2. Leaving No One Behind:

Reaching every person and community with comprehensive, quality health services and people-centered care, putting the poorest and most marginalized first.

Health is a human right, no matter your gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability or citizenship. Universal health coverage means ensuring every community can get the health services they need, without discrimination or financial hardship. #HealthForAll #UHCDay

Universal health coverage is a political choice to strive for equity & justice in health. It means building health systems that put the poorest & most marginalized communities first, leaving no one behind. #HealthForAll

When a child gets sick, no parent should have to worry about whether they can access or afford quality care. We have the tools to protect children everywhere from disease & ill health—but only if leaders ­increase investments & action for #HealthForAll. #UHCDay

Investing in strong #PrimaryHealthCare is one of the best ways to help people lead the healthiest lives possible, and if they get sick, provide the right care, at the right time, right in their communities. #HealthForAll #UHCDay

As countries progress toward #UHC, more attention must be given to populations in fragile & conflict-affected settings, who are among the most vulnerable #LeaveNoOneBehind #UHCDay #HealthForAll

In a world where conflict and displacement are on the rise, it is unacceptable that anyone fleeing war or disaster could be denied the health care they need. Refugees, migrants & internally displaced persons must be protected & prioritized by the health system. #HealthForAll.

Everyone’s health needs are different, but their right to health is the same. Our health systems must be ready to provide the full spectrum of promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative & palliative services based on need, not ability to pay. #HealthForAll

3. Engaging Community Voices:

Ensuring that all people, regardless of race, gender, age, citizenship or ability, are represented in the movement for UHC.

For health systems to benefit everyone, we need to hear from everyone. Community participation can make or break #UHC reforms. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

Well-trained, well-paid health workers are the backbone of strong #PrimaryHealthCare & UHC. As sources of trusted care for millions of people, their voices & perspectives must be prioritized in the #HealthForAll movement.

At its core, #UHC is not a technical goal, but a political one. To accelerate progress, #HealthForAll must be championed from above & demanded from below. Add your voice this #UHCDay: uhcday.org

To achieve #UHC, #GenderEquality and the future we all want by 2030, countries should ensure that girls & women are at the helm of decisions that will affect their health, rights & wellbeing.

To ensure that health systems deliver the services people say they need, rather than services someone else decides they should have, we must invest in strong #PrimaryHealthCare and citizen engagement in every community. #HealthForAll

4. Investing More & Smarter:

Mobilizing resources equitably and efficiently—including by aligning funds across diverse issue areas—to ensure everyone can get the health care they need without fear of financial hardship.

Health costs prevent millions of people from seeking or getting the care they need. Protecting the right to health means protecting people from financial hardship. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

Getting sick should not mean bankruptcy and poverty. That’s why protection against financial hardship must be in place to achieve #HealthForAll. #UHCDay

~100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty paying for health services every year. That’s 100 million too many. It’s time to ensure that no one has to pay out-of-pocket to get the care they need. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

#UHC is a smart investment & achievable goal everywhere. To deliver on the promise of #HealthForAll #UHC2030, countries can & must increase investments in the health of their own people. #UHCDay

Lack of affordable, quality health care traps families and nations in poverty. #UHC can ensure that no one has to choose between good health and other life necessities. #UHCDay

When a country’s economy grows enough to graduate from external aid, stakeholders must work together to ensure that poor & marginalized groups are not left behind in the transition. #HealthForAll

5. Holding Leaders Accountable:

Improving monitoring and feedback mechanisms to hold leaders accountable to promises of #HealthForAll and progress toward stronger, more equitable health systems for UHC.

#DYK: 800+ million people spend at least 10% of their household budgets paying for health, and 1 in 2 people do not have access to the essential health services they need. This #UHCDay and every day, we must hold leaders accountable for #HealthForAll.

Measure what matters. It is not #UHC if it doesn’t deliver quality health services to all AND protect against financial hardship. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

Accountability mechanisms are crucial to expose who benefits & who is left behind from policy choices made in the name of #UHC. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

Data alone will not achieve accountability. #UHC monitoring must lead to multi-stakeholder review & remedial action #UHCDay #HealthForAll

Empowerment & participation of marginalized communities is key to equitable health systems #UHC and #LeaveNoOneBehind #accountability #UHCDay #HealthForAll

We all have a role to play in holding leaders accountable for #HealthForAll. All voices must be heard. #UHCDay

To hold leaders accountable, all citizens and communities must have free access to data and information on their country’s progress toward #UHC. #UHCDay #HealthForAll

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Anders Nordström
Ambassador for Global Health, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Atul Gawande
Executive Director, Ariadne Labs
Asha George
Chair, Health Systems Global
Ariana Childs Graham
Director, Primary Health Care Initiative
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Ban Ki-moon
Former Secretary-General, United Nations
Deputy Chair of The Elders
Beth Tritter
Executive Director, Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI)
Barbara McPake
Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne
Benoit Van Maele
Health and Nutrition Advocacy Advisor, Action Contre le Faim
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Brian Atuhaire
Immunization and Advocacy Manager, Uganda, PATH
Carin Jämtin
Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Chris Elias
President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Craig Burgess
Senior Technical Director, JSI Research and Training Institute
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Daniel Maceira
Senior Researcher, Center for the Study of State and Society, Buenos Aires
European Pharmaceutical Students Association (EPSA) Team
Fadi El-Jardali
Professor of Health Policy and Systems, American University of Beirut
Frans van Houten
Chief Executive Officer, Philips
Gabriela Cipriano
Regional Director Americas, International Federation of Medical Students (IFMSA)
Dr. Githinji Gitahi
Global CEO, Amref Health Africa
Co-chair, UHC2030 Steering Committee
Graça Machel
Co-Founder and Deputy Chair of The Elders
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Former Director-General, World Health Organization
Former Prime Minister of Norway
Member, The Elders
Harriet Adong
Executive Director, Foundation for Integrated Rural Development
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Itai Rusike
Executive Director, Community Working Group on Health
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Jim Campbell
Director, Health Workforce, World Health Organization
Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Johannes Trimmel
Programme Director, Disability Inclusive Development
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Justin Koonin
President, ACON (AIDS Council of New South Wales)
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay
Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN
Khuất Thị Hải Oanh
Executive Director, Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Ambassador Koro Bessho
Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Linda-Gail Bekker
Deputy Director, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town
Former President, International AIDS Society
Madeleine Marsland
President, Pacific Medical Students’ Association
Mariam Claeson
Director, The Global Financing Facility
Marwin Meier
Manager, Advocacy, World Vision Germany
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Mary Robinson
Chair of The Elders
Former President of Ireland
Melissa Leach
Professor/Director, Institute of Development Studies
Nathaniel Otoo
Senior Fellow, Results for Development
Executive Director, Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC)
Orsolya Süli
Vice President of External Affairs, European Medical Students’ Association
Paisly Symenuk
President, Global Association of Student and Novice Nurses (GASNN)
Petra Orlić
President, International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation
Rachel Ndirangu
Community Health Advisor and Health Programme Manager – Africa, Christian Aid, Kenya
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Ronald T. Piervincenzi
Chief Executive Officer, USP
Santosh Kumar Giri
Secretary and Executive Director, Kolkata Rista – India
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Tea Jermaniš
President, European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EFPSA)
Tomoko Fukuda
Chief, Advocacy, Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning
Valérie Dagnimisom Koutou
Regional Advocacy Advisor – Sahel, Save the Children – Denmark
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Dr. Shin Young-Soo
Regional Director for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization
Simon Wright
Director of International Development (Interim), Save the Children – UK
Advisory Group Member, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030
Steve Davis
President & CEO, PATH
Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab
Regional Director for Europe, World Health Organization

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