11 December 2015
Source: IAPB, WHO
Join IAPB in celebrating and promoting the second Universal Health Coverage Day (#HealthForAll) on 12th December.
Universal health coverage is of such importance as it is grounded in rights and thus responsibility of governments to uphold them, in strengthening health systems, and in improving health promotion and health services of all people particularly those otherwise unable to pay for health care or unable to access health care. If done right UHC can be, as Margaret Chan has called it, a major equalizer.
As the ‘Global Action Plan: Towards Universal Eye Health’ recognises, reducing avoidable blindness will require integrated comprehensive systems and progress on universal access. Strengthened equitable health systems, the right and well distributed personnel and reaching those who cannot afford services will be an essential foundation to make significant and sustainable inroads on eye health.
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