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Financial Protections Must Be Accounted For In Successful Universal Health Care Targets

The Guardian: Health sustainable development goal must tackle inequity head on to succeed
Nouria Brikci, health policy specialist at Oxford Policy Management

“…There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to universal health care. Health finance reforms must be country-specific and based on in-depth analysis. But it is clear that universal health care can only be achieved when financial protection is fully accounted for, at all levels and across all sections of the population. Without adequate financial protection, only the wealthiest would be able to afford good quality health care, widening the gap between the richest and the poorest and thus accentuating, rather than tackling, one of the root causes of poverty…” (4/7).