Politics and Universal Health Coverage – The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda

by Vin Gupta, Vanessa B. Kerry, Eric Goosby et al.
The New England Journal of Medicine, September 16, 2015

3 pp. 996 kB
http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp1508807Pic 005

When the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda begins on September 25, the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC) is expected to garner substantial attention. Bolstered by increasing evidence that UHC improves health outcomes, countries are seeking to build health-related goals around the concept of health care for all. Yet many lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have not created UHC systems. How can the global community translate vision into policy, especially in the face of complicated politics?

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