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Health-Related SDGs Unattainable Without More Political Commitment, Funding, Experts At World Health Summit Say

Devex: World Health Summit urges political will to follow up on UHC commitments
“…As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, all United Nations member countries committed to reaching UHC by 2030. Specifically, they pledged to ensure access to a range of health services — from promotion to rehabilitation — at costs that are affordable. That task is formidable, especially in low- and middle-income countries, speakers at the three-day [World Health Summit in Berlin] cautioned. Political leaders must confront issues such as health worker shortages and spotty information systems, even as they try to construct financing schemes to fund UHC. They must make concrete plans and financial commitments, advocates said…” (Green, 10/20).

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