State of commitment to universal health coverage around the world

The State of commitment to universal health coverage brings a unique multi-stakeholder view to a simple question: Are countries acting on their commitments to UHC?

The review is political, country-focused and action-oriented in nature and complements the more technical and global WHO UHC monitoring report focusing on UHC indicators on service coverage and financial protection.

The 2021 review draws on many sources, from online surveys and policy reviews to media monitoring and consultations with non-state actors. It provides an overview of key findings in 45 countries, consolidates diverse perspectives and summarizes progress, gaps, challenges and opportunities in achieving the commitments and actions for UHC.  It consists of 45 country profiles, including 8 progress review dashboards, which can be accessed through the UHC Data Portal. The 2020 synthesis report can be accessed here.

The State of UHC Commitment follows the UHC Political Declaration’s Key Targets, Commitments and Follow-up Actions and support national accountability and advocacy processes to ensure political leaders are held accountable for their UHC commitments.

We hope that those who use the report go beyond health experts and governments, and include civil society organisations, academia, parliamentarians, private sector and media, who can use this information to contribute to the formal accountability processes in their countries.

Download: State of commitment to universal health coverage


Country profiles

The online country profiles are available on the UHC Data Portal and provide a snapshot of the state of UHC commitments in individual countries, centred around the key commitment areas of the UHC political declaration. In 2020, COVID-19 related information is also included to reflect the current global context.


2020 Synthesis report

The 2020 synthesis report summarises the state of UHC commitment at both the country and global level. In 2020, the report focuses on how the world has coped to date with the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It shares short stories from people’s lived experiences, demonstrating the reality of UHC on the ground.

Useful resources 

Download: State of commitment to universal health coverage: 2021 synthesis

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Download: State of commitment to universal health coverage: 2020 synthesis

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Download the State of UHC Commitment Concept Brief

Read: Blog article on 2020 Synthesis of State of Commitment

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