A letter to The Lancet from Ms Gabriela Cueva and Dr Justin...
Universal health coverage (UHC) is based on the principle that all individuals and communities should have equitable access to quality essential health services without suffering financial hardship.
Given the private sector’s important role in health care in high-income, and particularly in low- and middle-income countries, UHC2030 partners are looking forward to welcoming and meaningfully engaging private sector entities in discussion and action, in order to achieve UHC. We welcome interest from a wide range of private sector organizations involved in health, including digital technology, finance, health care providers, medical technologies, pharmaceuticals and commodities.
UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency: interested in joining?
To ensure that the private sector is represented and engaged in our multi-stakeholder efforts to achieve UHC, UHC2030 invites entities – both global and country level - to join our UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency.
This Constituency is the convening platform for private sector entities that wish to exchange on and collaborate to achieve UHC. The Constituency fosters dialogue, convenes and collaborates with private sector actors and provides a platform for interaction between the private sector and all UHC2030’s partners and health systems networks. It is also an opportunity for the private sector to contribute to the consultation process for the United Nations General Assembly High-level meeting on UHC to be held on 23 September 2019.
UHC2030 accepts new members for its Private Sector Constituency every three months. If your private sector entity is interested you can find out more here and apply to join the constituency.
Meeting at the World Economic Forum, Davos
On 23 January 2019, the World Economic Forum organized a UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency meeting in Davos, Switzerland to bring together private sector representatives, to discuss how the private sector can promote the UHC agenda. The event called ‘UHC2030: Together for a Healthier World’ focused on building trust and dialogue between different stakeholders, encouraged more entities to join UHC2030 and brainstormed ideas about the private sector’s contribution to the UN High level meeting on UHC on 23 September 2019.
The UHC2030 Co-Chair Dr Githinji Githai, Group Chief Executive Office, Amref Health Africa moderated the meeting, which was attended by a range of companies from the insurance, pharmaceutical, service delivery and medical technology sectors, and representatives from the Ministry of Health South Africa, OECD, Stop TB Partnership, JICA and the Global Fund.
If you are a private sector entity wishing to find out more about UHC2030’s private sector constituency, achieving UHC or the UN high-level meeting on UHC, please contact Sofiat Akinola from the World Economic Forum Sofiat.Akinola@weforum.org