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Primary Health Care on the Road to Universal Health Coverage

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datum 22 september 2019
locatie Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice (320 E 43rd Street), The New York City, The United States of America Toon locatie
organisatie Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WGO)

Time of the event: 17:30 - 20:00

Launch of the 2019 Global Monitoring Report

How far have we travelled on the road towards Universal Health Coverage? Are we on the right path? As World Leaders prepare to meet on 23 September to commit to Universal Health Coverage, join us to get the latest data and find out how social participation can drive further progress on the way to leaving no one behind.

Opening remarks:

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General


Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director

Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director

David Malpass, World Bank Group

President Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General

Followed by a dialogue on the power of social participation

Moderated by Githinji Gitahi, Amref CEO and Co‑Chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee

Please RSVP by 19 September as space is limited

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The UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) takes place on September 23 at the UN General Assembly in NY. It is a major opportunity to mobilize the highest political support for UHC.

WHO develops with partners a Global Monitoring Report on UHC every two years, a formal monitoring mechanism critical to attaining UHC. The new edition provides the latest information on progress. It highlights the global coverage of health services and financial protection, addresses gender- and equity-related challenges, and identifies primary health care as the route to universal coverage.

Data in the report will inform discussions by UN HLM participants and action to deliver on commitments of the political declaration.

The SDGs recognize the fundamental importance of input and co-ownership from and by people, communities, and civil society for their achievement. Effective mechanisms for social participation can help to ensure more responsive and co-owned health policies and plans, greatly facilitating implementation. The event will include a dialogue about social participation.

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