There is a global commitment to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). When all 193 Member States of the United Nations (UN) agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York in 2015, they set out an ambitious agenda for a safer, fairer and healthier world by 2030. The goals include a broad array of targets across different sectors. The target to achieve UHC is a beacon of hope for a healthier world.

The inclusion of UHC in the SDGs presents an opportunity to promote a comprehensive and coherent approach to health, focusing on health systems strengthening (HSS). UHC is based on the principle that all individuals and communities should have access to quality essential health services without suffering financial hardship. UHC cuts across all health targets and contributes to health security and equity.

UHC2030 partners recognize that achieving UHC requires coordinated efforts across multiple sectors and development of strong, sustainable and equitable health systems that help to improve health outcomes.

UHC2030 provides a multi-stakeholder platform that promotes collaborative working at global and country levels on health systems strengthening (HSS). We advocate increased political commitment to UHC and facilitate accountability and knowledge sharing. In countries receiving external assistance, we continue to promote adherence to effective development cooperation principles as the most important way to ensure coordination around HSS.

UHC2030 Objectives

  1. Improve coordination of HSS efforts for UHC at global level, including synergies with related technical networks.
  2. Strengthen multi-stakeholder policy dialogue and coordination of HSS efforts in countries, including adherence to IHP+ principles and behaviours in countries receiving external assistance.
  3. Facilitate accountability for progress towards HSS and UHC that contributes to a more integrated approach to accountability for SDG3.
  4. Build political momentum around a shared global vision of HSS for UHC and advocate for sufficient, appropriate and well-coordinated resource allocation to HSS.

Global Compact for progress towards universal health coverage

All signatories to UHC2030’s Global Compact for progress towards universal health coverage commit to work together with renewed urgency to accelerate progress towards UHC, through building and expanding equitable, resilient and sustainable health systems.

Read the Global Compact here.

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