by Allison Beattie, Robert Yates, Douglas Noble
Chatham House and UNICEF, 2016
In pursuing Universal Health Coverage (UHC), countries aim to extend coverage of quality health services to all people and to protect them from the risk of financial hardship when paying for them. Achieving a UHC system is as much a political process as a technical one. All countries can make progress wherever they are on the UHC journey. This paper reviews lessons learned from across Asia and the Pacific using a literature review and interviews with key informants to identify best practices, challenges and opportunities to further advance UHC. The paper culminates in ten lessons learned and ten policy recommendations.