Everyone, everywhere should have access to quality and affordable health services. We call on political leaders to legislate, invest and collaborate with whole of society to make universal health coverage (UHC) a reality.
The Key Asks from the UHC Movement are core requests for governments and political leaders to take action on universal health coverage (UHC), and were created collectively by a range of health and other stakeholders from around the world. Over a three-month period in early 2019, UHC2030 consulted with all actors of the UHC movement including parliamentarians, civil society, the private sector, agencies, networks and academia.
The Key Asks are the foundation for coordinated advocacy so that all partners and stakeholders can promote important messages on UHC together. The Key Asks were promoted throughout the preparation of the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC in September 2019, including the multi-stakeholder hearing in April 2019, the Financing for Development Forum and the SDG Summit as well as other regional or economic fora. Ultimately, the Key Asks informed the contents of the final Political Declaration on UHC, which is an historic commitment by leaders that places UHC at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Political Declaration on UHC identifies key action areas to frame the political objectives, guide implementation and accelerate action toward UHC. It also includes several targets that form a strong basis for tracking progress.
To guide our follow up on the UHC Political Declaration and how countries translate promises into action, UHC2030 has developed a summary of the UHC Political Declaration. This document provides an overview of the key targets, commitments and follow-up actions contained within the UHC Political Declaration for the UN HLM in relation to the Key Asks.
Today, the Key Asks remain extremely relevant as the UHC movement maintains collective pressure on governments to keep the promises they made at the UN HLM. Read the UHC2030 Co-chair statement on UHC and COVID-19.