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. UHC is based on the principle that all individuals and communities should have access to quality essential health services without suffering financial hardship.

The inclusion of UHC in the SDGs presents an opportunity to promote a comprehensive and coherent approach to health, focusing on health systems strengthening. 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's mission is to provide a platform where the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia and governmental organizations can collaborate together to create a movement for accelerating equitable and sustainable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and health systems strengthening at global and country levels.

UHC2030 is the only multi-stakeholder platform which brings together diverse voices and perspectives for the common goal of achieving UHC, sustains momentum around UHC commitments, and promotes collective action. We convene, build connections and promote enhanced political and financial commitments for UHC, more coherent health systems strengthening by all relevant health partners, inclusive approaches, and accountability for results.

UHC2030 strategic focus

UHC2030’s strategic focus is to mobilize collective action on the UHC Key Asks.

Our theory of change is that mobilizing collective action on the Key Asks, including to demand that countries act on and are accountable for their UHC commitments, will contribute to stronger and more resilient health systems: ‘health systems that protect everyone’. This in turn will contribute to UHC outcome goals.

Voices for UHC

UHC2030 brings together diverse voices to influence national and international commitments. We coordinate and promote national and international advocacy, build consensus around priority messages and campaigns, and help people demand more of governments.

Working better together

National and international efforts to strengthen health systems and accelerate UHC progress need to be less fragmented and more coherent and effective. UHC2030 offers multi-stakeholder approaches to identify common principles, clarify roles and develop or strengthen guidance and tools for collaboration.

Knowledge and networks

UHC2030 provides a platform to share relevant knowledge, lessons and experience. It promotes more joined-up approaches across different global health systems networks and initiatives, and connects countries with support that best meets their needs.

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.

In efforts to strengthen health systems and achieve UHC, UHC2030 collectively subscribe to the following key principles to guide our action:

  • Leaving no one behind: a commitment to equity, non-discrimination and a rights-based approach
  • Transparency and accountability for results
  • Evidence-based national health strategies and leadership, with government stewardship to ensure availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of service delivery
  • Making health systems everybody’s business – with engagement of citizens, communities, civil society and private sector
  • International cooperation based on mutual learning across countries regardless of development status and progress in achieving and sustaining UHC, and development effectiveness principles
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