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24 May 2017

Universal health coverage on the agenda

UHC2030 in the Berlin Declaration of the G20 Health Ministers

The G20 Health Ministers met in Berlin on 19-20 May 2017. Both universal health coverage and UHC2030 featured in their discussions and final declaration. Read more. 

Berlin Declaration of the G20 Health Ministers excerpts: 

"18. ... We acknowledge the paper "Healthy systems for universal health coverage – a joint vision for healthy lives" as a reference framework for strengthening health systems in a variety of country contexts. Based on a common understanding, we will continue to contribute to health systems strengthening at national, regional and international levels together with relevant partners..."

"20. We recognize with appreciation the establishment of the International Health Partnership for Universal Health Coverage 2030 (UHC2030) as a multi-stakeholder platform that supports a movement for accelerated, equitable and sustainable progress towards universal health coverage. We invite all relevant stakeholders to strive for joint actions towards health system strengthening and universal health coverage at national, regional and international levels. We recognize the agreement between the WHO, World Bank and OECD to support the work of UHC2030. We welcome the voluntary financing to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and global public private partnerships, e.g. Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), for complementing domestic resources for health in order to build resilient and sustainable systems as a step towards realizing universal health coverage."

Read the full declaration

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