IHP+ Newsletter, 16 November 2016
The group of experts tasked with developing the indicator framework to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have agreed to measure financial risk protection of universal health coverage by “proportion of the population with large household expenditures on health as a share of total household expenditure or income”. This signals a great shift in from the previous dangerous indicator that would just measure population with access to health insurance or a public health system. This final refinement proposal will be submitted to the 48th UN Statistical Commission in March 2017 for the formal approval. This decision is an outcome of hard work by development agencies, civil society organisations and researchers who have advocated strongly for this change.