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Most Countries Have Ability To Reach Universal Health Coverage By 2030, But World Needs To Spend Additional $274B Annually On Health, WHO Study Shows

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Study: Most Countries Have Ability To Reach Universal Health Coverage By 2030
“A new study by the World Health Organization finds that most countries will have the technological and the financial ability to reach universal health coverage in the next 13 years, according to authors. The document, published [Monday] in The Lancet [Global Health], estimates that ‘an additional $274 billion spending on health is needed per year by 2030 to make progress’ towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages)…” (Saez, 7/17).

Reuters: Global health price tag could be $371 billion a year by 2030, WHO says
“Meeting life-saving global health targets by 2030 could require investments by donors and national governments of up to $58 per person per year, or $371 billion annually, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. In a best case scenario of increasing investment to meet the goals, some 97 million premature deaths could be prevented between now and 2030, and up to 8.4 years of life expectancy could be added in some countries, the WHO said in report. While most countries can afford the funds needed, the poorest nations will need donor help, it added…” (Kelland, 7/17).

Xinhua News: At least 274 bln USD needed yearly to reach global health targets: WHO
“… ‘Universal health coverage is ultimately a political choice. It is the responsibility of every country and national government to pursue it,’ said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus [in an accompanying commentary]…” (7/18).

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