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UHC Target In SDGs Must Balance Inequalities, Provide Access To High-Quality Care

Devex: UHC: A spoonful of sugar to ensure health care for everyone
Winnie Byanyima, executive director at Oxfam International

“…The inclusion of a target in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals to achieving universal health coverage — where all people are able to access high-quality health care without fear of falling into poverty — could have a momentous impact. … Achieving UHC requires balancing out the inequalities that distort people’s ability to access health care. If governments create health care systems that genuinely help everyone — including the poorest people — a UHC target within the new Sustainable Development Goals could inspire the improvement of millions of lives across the globe” (4/13).