WHO/World Bank Ministerial-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage
18-19 February 2013, WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
Health and finance ministers and high-level officials from 27 countries came together with development partners for a two day roundtable convened by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. The main message in the opening session was that the core idea of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), that everyone should have access to good quality health care without incurring financial hardship, offers a way forward for all countries. It was also noted that UHC is as much a journey as a destination, and that all countries start that journey from a different place and face different challenges along the way.