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.
Selected Political Declaration Commitments using the Key Asks from the UHC Movement:
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.
Establish multi-stakeholder mechanisms for engaging the whole of society for a healthier world.
Emphasize gender equality, redress gender power dynamics and ensure women’s and girls’ rights as foundational principles for UHC.
Promote strong and resilient health systems for enhancing health emergency preparedness and response.
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 them accountable to the promise of #HealthForAll, on UHC Day and every day.
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 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.
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.
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