Commemorating Universal Health Coverage Day on 12th December

11th December 2017

On Tuesday 12th December 2017, organisations worldwide are marking Universal Health Coverage day, calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care for everyone, relating to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 (to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages).

On Eldis, we have a wide range of resources on health systems that you can use to familiarise yourself with the topic, and read about specific country settings. Through our work with the Impact Initiative, you can also read our Key Issues Guide on Inequality in access to health services.

Over the coming months, our partners at Health Systems Global are also developing a new set of resources focusing particularly on health systems in fragile and conflict-affected states, including a collection of resources and two Key Issues Guides.

At the Institute of Development Studies, the Accountability for Health Equity programme has been producing research to challenge current thinking around global health systems, and how governments can be held accountable for the provision of services. The Accountability for Health Equity workshop in July brought together participants from Unequal Voices, Future Health Systems, the Open Society Foundations, the Impact Initiative and Health Systems Global. You watch their video about the workshop on YouTube.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #HealthForAll and #UHCDay 

Photo credit: School Health Services Bangalore | Trinity Care Foundation | Flickr CC BY NC ND 2.0