13 March 2017

Advocacy success to influence UN Statistical Commission decision

UHC Indicators for SDG Monitoring Framework agreed

On 7-10 March 2017, the 48th UN Statistical Commission agreed the global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals and the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The global indicator framework will be formally adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2017. 

The framework now includes two indicators to measure progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). 

3.8.1 indicator Coverage of essential health services 

3.8.2 indicator Proportion of population with large household expenditures on heath as a share of total household expenditure or income.

This is a major achievement following intensive discussions in 2016.

The decision to revise 3.8.2 is an outcome of hard work by IHP+ Signatories, civil society organisations and researchers who have advocated strongly for the UHC monitoring framework. 

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