Expert Calls For Consensus Surrounding UHC Implementation In Humanitarian Settings

The BMJ Opinion: Zulfiqar Bhutta: Delivering humane universal health coverage in humanitarian settings
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, coordinator of the BRANCH Consortium (Bridging Research & Action in Conflict Settings for the Health of Women & Children), discusses the implementation of UHC in humanitarian settings, writing, “It is … imperative that there is clarity and consensus on how we could promote and implement effective UHC in … humanitarian settings. At the very least, this will require agreement on core essential interventions in various populations and age groups, prioritization of neglected areas such as mental health support, assurance of sexual and reproductive health services, and innovative financing strategies that do not further burden impoverished and displaced people…” (9/23).