Universal Health Coverage


The WHO defines Universal Health Coverage (UHC) –as “ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services”, meaning all people should enjoy access to the best quality health care without risk of impoverishment. In this section you’ll learn more about UHC and what it means to implement UHC so all people have access healthcare, placing responsibility with governments for the health of their people from promotion, prevention to treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.