UHC is

Universal health coverage (UHC) ensures all people, everywhere, can get the quality health services they need without facing financial hardship. It is a fundamentally political goal, rooted in the right to health. It is also one of the smartest investments any country can make.


Every year on 12 December, advocates worldwide mobilize on International Universal Health Coverage Day to call for strong, equitable health systems that leave no one behind. And now that leaders from every country have committed to Health for All once again, we’ve heard enough talk. This 12.12, join us to demand action.

  • 12.12.2012

    The United Nations unanimously endorses a historic resolution urging all countries to accelerate progress toward UHC as an essential priority for international development.

  • 12.12.2014

    The Universal Health Coverage Coalition begins to celebrate 12 December as UHC Day, to hold leaders accountable to their promise of #HealthForAll.

  • 12.12.2017

    The United Nations officially designates 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.

  • 12.12.2019

    A global movement calls on world leaders to Keep the Promise they made at the 2019 High-Level Meeting on UHC and achieve #HealthForAll by 2030.

12.12 Coordination Group, powered by UHC2030

The UHC Day Coordination Group (12.12.CG) is powered by UHC2030, a multi-stakeholder partnership driving the global movement to build strong health systems for universal health coverage.


Since its establishment in 2016, UHC2030 is proud to have supported partners around the world to organize events each UHC Day. Building on its experience and mandate, UHC2030 is uniquely positioned to coordinate UHC Day observations across the UN system and countries around the world.

Learn More

2019 UHC Monitoring Report

Health care for all: let’s make it a reality (video)

UHC2030 advocacy guide

UHC Data Portal

Cross-programmatic Collaboration Advocacy Note

Animated GIFs

Nina’s Happy Healthy Family Meal (Video)

Your Guide for UHC Advocacy (eLearning Course)

Essential health services (Video)

UHC: everyone, everywhere (Video)

UHC Factsheet (WHO)

UHC Topic Page (The World Bank Group)