Paper Examines Connection Between UHC, Women Health Agenda

Jonathan Quick, president and CEO of Management Sciences for Health, and colleagues write in PLOS Medicine about improving women’s health through universal health coverage. “There is an emerging consensus that universal health coverage (UHC) is an essential means of achieving post-2015 health goals and may represent a valuable goal or target in itself. … In this article we analyze the connection between UHC and the women’s health agenda, recommending policy measures that can help to ensure that adoption of UHC, as part of the post-2015 framework and implementation of UHC in national health systems, will directly contribute to improving women’s health…” (1/6).

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