The 2023 UN HLM UHC offers an opportunity not to be missed to take the necessary action to get UHC back on track in accelerating progress towards UHC by 2030 and ensure prioritization of investment in strengthening health systems that leave non-one’s health behind, both in crisis and in calm. This requires political commitment and collective action, involvingall stakeholders in shaping and contributing to decisions and action for stronger health systems, particularly in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery. Critical outcomes for the next high-level meeting identified by UHC2030 include:
- Countries motivated to step up investment in resilient and equitable health systems and specific policy actions for UHC, through a primary health care approach;
- “Renewed action on SDG 3”: Political declaration reinforces clear and measurable UHC commitments, with specific milestones/actions to accelerate equitable progress by 2030;
- “Inclusive accountability”: Member states report progress towards 2019 UHC commitments in consultation with diverse country stakeholders of UHC2030; and
- “A path to 2030”: Comprehensive review of global health commitments linked strategically with SDG accountability processes.
- In tandem with the pandemic treaty negotiations, countries commit to core minimum health systems capacities as the basis for UHC and health security.