The high-level forum on universal health coverage, jointly organized by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UHC2030.
Closed on 14 December with the adoption of the Tokyo Declaration All Together to Accelerate Progress towards UHC.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is about ensuring that people have access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. It also helps drive better health and development outcomes.
The UHC Forum aimed to galvanize the health sector, countries, development partners, civil society, and the private sector towards the common goal of UHC, including pandemic preparedness, and highlighting country success and breakthrough experiences to accelerate the progress of UHC.
The agenda included a mix of plenary and parallel sessions with attendance of more than 300 high-level policy makers (heads of State, Ministers of Health and Finance) and experts including representatives from Ministries of Finance and Health from low- and middle-income countries, experts from bi- and multi-lateral institutions, civil society organizations, private sector institutions, and academic institutions.
December 12: Civil society organization and partner side events (open to the public)
December 13: Ministerial and technical discussions (invitations only)
December 14: High-level forum (invitation only)
December 14: Public event (open to the public)
December 15: Civil society organization and partner side events (open to the public)
Side events and public information: more information here
For more information about the UHC Forum 2017 and regular updates, please see here and also contact the coordination team at UHCForum2017secretariat@worldbank.org.