15 May 2017

Read what our partners and prospective partners have to say about being part of UHC2030

Voices from UHC2030

Here are some of our favourite quotes from existing and prospective partners about being part of UHC2030.

In future, we would like to use this part of the website to host articles from our partners and related initiatives. If you would like to write a short article or opinion piece about your work and to share your experience, learning and vision about health systems strengthening for UHC2030, please contact info@UHC2030.org 

UHC2030 is an opportunity to share and learn from each other so please do get in touch. 

Find our more about UHC2030 Partners here

From countries 

“We in South Africa are very much determined to be part of UHC2030. What we think should happen, not only in South Africa but around the whole world, is to form a big movement like the one that was formed to fight HIV and AIDS.”

Hon. Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa.  

“Thailand values South-South Cooperation and peer learning across countries, and would like to see them as the main mechanisms of the new UHC2030. We need strong collective actions to achieve UHC2030. We should build collective trust through reducing our self interest to the minimum and put public interest as the top priority.”

Hon. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister of Public Health, Thailand. 

"The main value of UHC2030 is that it includes all countries, including middle and high-income countries. Together, we can achieve UHC by 2030.”  

Dr Jeannette Vega Morales, Directora Nacional, Fonasa, Chile. 

“UHC2030 is an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned. This partnership will synergize development partners’ efforts, facilitating learning and advocacy.”  

Dr Donald Pardede, Senior Advisor to Minister of Health on Health Economics, Indonesia.

From CSOs

“What I feel about the partnership [UHC2030] is that it is not the work of one person or one organization to do this. It is unique that various partners can work together to bring their knowledge, their intelligence, and evidence from country levels and share with others about how you can work better to improve the health of the people.”
Kaorsar Afsana from BRAC in Bangladesh.

“I think in UHC it is very important to have voices from the ground. Voice and representation of membership organsiations of the poor, particularly those led by women like trade unions, women-led cooperatives, women’s self-help groups and their federations. Their voices and representation in the broader alliance for UHC 2030 would be critical. Because it is they who are usually excluded and it is them who we want to include. So without them at the policy table, it is hard to imagine how we can take UHC 2030 forward and build a movement for UHC 2030 from below.” 

Mirai Chatterjee, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) India

“I’m really hoping that UHC2030 will bring us all together with a very clear mandate to try and drive achieving SDG 3.8 and all the other health targets in the SDGs and that we are able to share experiences, best practices, expertise. But most importantly build a political movement in countries and globally for UHC.”

Simon Wright, Save the Children, UK 

From development partners and philanthropic organisations

“The Rockefeller Foundation is proud to announce a nearly $1.5 million commitment to the International Health Partnership for UHC 2030, a vital new initiative to drive our collective vision for health for all.”
Ms. Natalie Phaholyothin, representative for Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation.

“Over the past year, we have been moving forward together on the UHC agenda with renewed vigour. Many of you are a part of the UHC2030 platform with us, and we are delighted at the robust commitment that this represents,” 
Keith Hansen, Vice President for Human Development of the World Bank 

"We see the momentum coming for collaboration: intersectoral collaboration, south-south collaboration and public private collaboration on health systems strengthening for UHC coverage in countries. This is fantastic, we need to act with ambition, there is no other way."

Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization

From related initiatives 

“P4H is proud to support the UHC2030 movement and to increase integration within the UHC2030 family, alongside other global networks committed to health development and performance.”

P4H

“The Health Data Collaborative is committed to its role within the UHC2030 family in building country capacities and systems to monitor progress toward UHC and enhancing accountability of all stakeholders.”

Health Data Collaborative

From the private sector

“I believe there is no way we can reach everyone with good health coverage without working with the private sector. It is time to join hands – all the sectors – have a multi-sectoral approach and we can achieve UHC by 2030.” 

Dr Sam Ogillo, Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania

From academia 

 “UHC is fundamentally posited on the principle of social solidarity and of cross-sectoral collaboration and unless this is brought about we are not going to be able to deliver UHC with adequate resourcing or performance. This particular partnership will be able to mobilise advocacy for adopting UHC, share knowledge on how best UHC can be implemented across various resource settings and also ensure appropriate evaluation as well as accountability. I think having this kind of a coalition of multiple forces who have recognized a common cause and are making a common case is absolutely important.” 

Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation, India


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