Universal Health Coverage Day – Whaddaya say?

Written by Jeffrey Lazarus is a Senior Researcher at CHIP, the Centre for Health and Infectious Disease Research, University of Copenhagen, on the Development Progress blog

“Today is the first Universal Health Coverage Day. But does the general public even know about the many health days we already have throughout the year? Most of these occasions seem unlikely to make it onto the radar of most ordinary folks – other than those who have had personal experiences with whatever health issue is being highlighted.

That said, Universal Health Coverage Day deserves special attention. Not because of its novelty, but because it represents something so all-encompassing and so urgently needed. Universal health coverage would mean that every person, everywhere, has access to health care without suffering financial hardship as a result.”

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