Universal Health Coverage – reflections from a development perspective

By Viktoria Rabovskaja
Discussion Papers on Social Protection, Issue No. 14
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, October 2012

6 pp. 221 kB:
http://www.giz.de/Themen/de/dokumente/giz2012-social-protection-universal-health-coverage-reflexions-from-a-development-perspective.pdf

In recent years, the term “Universal (Health) Coverage” (UHC or UC) has become increasingly visible and prominent on the global and national agendas of numerous countries. But what is meant by UHC and what makes this concept so attractive for countries and development partners? This paper proposes some conceptual clarifications, reflects on discussions at the international level and on how UHC can be implemented and supported.

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