Commitments

Everyone has a role to play to make universal health coverage a reality. Learn more about your leaders’ commitments to UHC, and take action to hold countries accountable for health systems that #ProtectEveryone, on UHC Day and every day.

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State of Commitment to UHC

Launched in time for UHC Day 2020, the first synthesis of the State of UHC Commitment around the world is now live. Structured around the eight areas of commitment covered in the 2019 Political Declaration on UHC, this synthesis summarizes the challenges and opportunities for advancing universal health coverage in a world coping with COVID-19.

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NOW LIVE: Ahead of #UHCDay, check out the new @UHC2030 synthesis on the state of #UHCCommitment around the world. The headline? Leaders must take urgent action to ensure health systems that protect everyone – now.

 

Read the full synthesis here. bit.ly/UHCCommitment

How is the world doing on its universal health coverage commitments? New @UHC2030 synthesis outlines progress, challenges & actions for #HealthForAll amid #COVID19: bit.ly/UHCCommitment

The new @UHC2030 synthesis calls on political leaders to prioritize UHC in order to:

✅ Address #COVID19
✅ Alleviate anxiety
✅ Rebuild public trust

 

How can your country meet its #UHCCommitment? Read on: bit.ly/UHCCommitment

Too often, the same communities left behind before #COVID19 are hit hardest by it.

 

Ahead of #UHCDay, @UHC2030 is calling on leaders to address long-standing injustices by creating stronger safety nets, prioritizing equity at every step. #UHCCommitment bit.ly/UHCCommitment

Has your government adopted specific UHC targets yet?

 

Ahead of #UHCDay, @UHC2030 is calling on all leaders to expand & strengthen UHC legislation and regulations, set clear targets and communicate better in order to achieve #HealthForAll. bit.ly/UHCCommitment

Every day, health workers do everything they can to reach as many people as possible with quality care. The least we can do is ensure they are supported, paid and protected.

 

Don’t take our word for it, read the new @UHC2030 synthesis on the #UHCCommitment. bit.ly/UHCCommitment

Public health & preparedness are essential public goods.

 

The new @UHC2030 synthesis calls on political leaders to invest in #PrimaryHealthCare as the first line of defense against outbreaks and the foundation of strong health systems. bit.ly/UHCCommitment

Too many civil society organizations feel they are consulted only to check a box.

 

The new @UHC2030 synthesis is clear: political leaders must build genuine partnerships with CSOs if they wish to achieve #HealthForAll. #UHCDay bit.ly/UHCCommitment

#COVID19 has shown that women and girls are still being left behind, despite being on the frontlines of health work.

 

@UHC2030 is calling on leaders to empower women and reject gender-blind policies. Our lives & livelihoods depend on it. #UHCCommitment. bit.ly/UHCCommitment

1 year into #COVID19, and what have we learned? UHC has been crucial to a successful pandemic response.

 

Leaders must use UHC principles in every crisis response & build emergency preparedness into all health systems reforms @UHC2030 #HealthForAll bit.ly/UHCCommitment

Selected Commitments

using the Key Asks from the UHC Movement

In early 2019, diverse actors across the UHC movement – from parliamentarians and civil society to the private sector and academia – shared their calls to action for leaders ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage. This participatory process resulted in the Key Asks from the UHC Movement, which helped influence the most ambitious and comprehensive political declaration on health in history, and informed the commitment areas in the State of UHC Commitment Synthesis.

Ensure Political Leadership Beyond Health

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

Leave No One Behind

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

Regulate and Legislate

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

Uphold Quality of Care

Build quality health systems that people and communities trust.

Invest More and Better

Sustain public financing and harmonize health investments.

Move Together

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

Gender Equality

Emphasize gender equality, redress gender power dynamics and ensure women’s and girls’ rights as foundational principles for UHC.

Emergency Preparedness

Promote strong and resilient health systems for enhancing health emergency preparedness and response.

Recommended Reading

Your one-stop guide to recent developments in the global UHC movement.

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Key Asks from the UHC Movement

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UHC 2019 Monitoring Report

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UHC Political Declaration

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COVID-19 & UHC Policy Brief

Key Asks from the UHC Movement

UHC 2019 Monitoring Report

UHC Key Targets Commitments & Actions

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COVID-19 and Universal Health Coverage

The Asks

The action agenda developed by and for the UHC movement to drive collective advocacy efforts in months and years ahead. The starter document behind last year’s UHC Day campaign.

The Reality

The latest snapshot of global progress toward UHC, including how many people are getting the health services & financial protection they need, and how many are being left behind. Read civil society’s response here.

The Promise

If you’re looking for a summary of what was promised by leaders at the HLM, look no further than the Key Targets, Commitments & Actions document. You can find the full political declaration here.

The Crisis

The pandemic has lent ever greater urgency to the quest for universal health coverage (UHC). Here’s why.

UN Secretary-General’s Policy Brief on COVID-19 and UHC

Recommended Reading

Everyone has a role to play to make #HealthForAll a reality. Learn more about your leaders’ commitments to UHC and take action to hold them accountable to the promise of health for all, on UHC Day and every day.

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Key Asks from the UHC Movement

The Asks

The action agenda developed by and for the UHC movement to drive collective advocacy efforts in months and years ahead. The starter document behind this year’s UHC Day campaign.

Key Asks from the UHC Movement

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UHC 2019 Monitoring Report

The Reality

The latest snapshot of global progress toward UHC, including how many people are getting the health services & financial protection they need, and how many are being left behind.

UHC 2019 Monitoring Report

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Key Targets, Commitments & Actions

The Promise

If you’re looking for a summary of what was promised by leaders at the HLM, look no further than the Key Targets, Commitments & Actions document. You can find the full political declaration here.

UHC Key Targets Commitments & Actions

Read in: ChineseFrenchEnglishRussian
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UHC Day 2019 Toolkit

The Crisis

The pandemic has lent ever greater urgency to the quest for universal health coverage (UHC). Here’s why.

COVID-19 and Universal Health Coverage