In December 2014, a meeting in Geneva brought together health and finance ministers, non-state actors, donors and international technical agencies with the aim of laying the foundation for stronger health systems in the medium- to long-term in the Ebola-affected countries.
It is often said that the best ideas are those you can explain clearly and understandably to your grandmother. So when we talk about universal health coverage, or people-centred care, or integrated service delivery, would my grandmother understand?
Universal health coverage is defined as ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services. Universal health coverage has therefore become a major goal for health reform in many countries and a priority objective of WHO.
Nursing and midwifery services
2 millionmore doctors, nurses and midwives are requiredNursing and midwifery
100 millionpeople pushed into poverty because of direct health payments10 facts on universal health coverage
Increase priority given to health
70countries devote less than 10% of general government expenditure to healthGlobal Health Expenditure Database
30 September 2014
19 February 2014
The first World Health Organization Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage took place in Tunis, Tunisia from 16-20 June 2014.
7 October 2014
Research is invited to gather new evidence on the relevance and effectiveness of the Code.