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2012 in review: key health issues

Beneficiaries show their health insurance cards in Kwara State, Nigeria

UN General Assembly adopts resolution on universal health coverage

On 12 December, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that called on governments to “urgently and significantly scale up efforts to accelerate the transition towards universal access to affordable and quality health-care services”. Furthermore, it urged governments, civil society and international organizations to promote the inclusion of universal health coverage as an important element in the international development agenda.

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