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Working to advance universal health coverage and foster more resilient and equitable health systems – all to enable people to lead healthier lives.

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Individual and collective health are jeopardized by an array of challenges, including food insecurity and poor nutrition, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and, in many developing countries, enormous out-of-pocket medical costs that force poor and vulnerable populations into financial ruin. We support innovative strategies that incentivize individuals, communities, and governments to address the breadth of variables that contribute to healthy societies.

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Why should we prioritize universal health coverage?

Universal health coverage is key to building resilience health systems that make people and planet healthier.

Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Universal health coverage is one of the most powerful social equalizers among all policy options.

Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

Governments have everything to gain when they prioritize human health. I am hopeful for global progress…

Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda
Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda

To end all preventable maternal and child deaths, the G7 must endorse universal health coverage.

Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International
Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International

Weak links in a health system are deadly fuel to pandemics. Universal health coverage fills gaps and…

Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Universal health coverage means healthier societies and communities, essential for sustainable growth and…

Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization
Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization

Universal health coverage must include reproductive health and leave no girl or woman behind.

Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver
Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver

Health protection is central to decent work and must be a reality for all.

Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization
Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization

Accountability for universal health coverage is imperative to ensure the most vulnerable benefit first.

Jonathan Quick, CEO, Management Sciences for Health
Jonathan Quick, CEO, Management Sciences for Health

Universal health coverage provides a platform for integration across global health. Let’s work together…

Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council
Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council

Health was declared a human right in 1948. The SDGs mandate that we finally deliver on this promise of…

Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Director, Health Sector, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Director, Health Sector, Earth Institute, Columbia University

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