Universal Health Coverage – getting closer to Health For All

12/12/12 by Health Poverty Action

Today the United Nations General Assembly will vote on a resolution for Universal Health Coverage. This means every human being having access to an essential package of quality health services, without the risk of financial hardship from out-of-pocket expenses.

Everyone has the right to the best standard of health possible. Ensuring good health and wellbeing goes much further than providing health services, but Universal Health Coverage is a key step towards breaking the cycle of poverty and ill health and realising our health rights.

Health Poverty Action supports the UN resolution; if it is passed it will be a victory for everyone who believes in Health For All.

It is also vital that Universal Health Coverage is included in the new framework for development which will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015. Our petition urging David Cameron to support the inclusion of Universal Health Coverage in the Post 2015 framework for development is gathering names. To add yours click here.

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