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Include Policymakers In Discussions Surrounding UHC

In this UHC Forward blog post, Abeba Taddese, a program officer with the Results for Development Institute, writes about the importance of including policymakers in discussions surrounding universal health coverage (UHC). She provides the example of a recent workshop held in Marrakech, Morocco, which offered “a rare opportunity to bring technical experts and parliamentarians together for a full four days of interactive discussion.” She concludes, “The presence of policymakers in Marrakech was critical to building political commitment and consensus around country action plans. The success of the workshop holds much promise for future cross-country learning events. Policymakers can help make UHC forms a reality, supporting countries to move from plan to action” (11/5).

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