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Making Progress Toward UHC ‘Will Bolster Weak Health Systems’

Huffington Post: Universal Health Coverage: A Smart Investment
Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group

“…[Friday marked] the second anniversary of the United Nations’ declaration in support of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), so that no one should fall into poverty to pay for the health care they need. A global coalition of more than 500 organizations, including the World Bank Group and the Rockefeller Foundation, are engaging citizens around the world in support of this goal as both a human right and a smart investment. This mobilization toward UHC defies a one-size-fits-all approach, recognizing that diverse contexts will drive country-specific paths. Whatever the path taken, it’s indisputable that progress towards UHC will bolster weak health systems…” (12/12).

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