Health and Human Rights Journal, Vol. 18, Issue 2, December 2016
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Recently, there has been a growing push for countries to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in order to strengthen health systems and improve health equity and access to health services. Even if there is consensus within the human rights community about the importance of grounding UHC in human rights law, there are many practical questions regarding how this should be done. The seven articles in this special issue of Health and Human Rights address some of these questions. They also offer evidence of the challenges and benefits of adopting a rights-based model of UHC.