International UHC Day 2019 Global Kick-Off Call

Ahead of International Universal Health Coverage Day 2019, UHC2030 convened the International UHC Day 2019 Global Kick-Off Call.

In September 2019, all UN Member States endorsed the most ambitious political declaration on health in history at the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC in September. Following this milestone, the Global Kick-Off Call was a key opportunity to share and realign efforts in holding policymakers accountable for their commitments.

The call brought together high-level stakeholders and UHC champions to share remarks, followed by updates from partners around the world. Featured speakers included Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly); Dr. Agnes Soucat (Director for Health Systems, Governance and Financing at the WHO); Dr. Muhammad Pate (Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank; Director, Global Financing Facility); Dr. Githinji Gitahi and Prof. Ilona Kickbusch (UHC2030 Co-Chairs); representatives from civil society, the private sector and a selection of global micro-grantees

To download the participant materials for the International UHC Day Global Kick-Off Call, click here.


A recording of the call is available here (.wav) and here (.mp3). A transcript of the call is available here.