Matter of Impact Quarterly / Matter of Impact Quarterly

Preventing Future Pandemics:
Health For All, Now More Than Ever

The Covid-19 pandemic has resurfaced many tough reminders about the persistence of healthcare inequity in the United States and around the world.

On December 12th, the United Nations, global advocates, and others recognized International Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day and called for investments that will ensure access to affordable, quality healthcare for all. The Rockefeller Foundation has long championed UHC, from investing in health care accessibility through the Transforming Health Systems initiative over a decade ago, to its ongoing efforts to end the current pandemic and prevent future ones through the Pandemic Prevention Institute.

Underlying these efforts is the smart use of data to save lives. As the pieces below highlight, gathering the kind of information needed to detect, track and respond to pandemics requires global collaboration, outreach, and trust between governments, scientists, organizations, and communities around the world.

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