UNDERSTANDING #HEALTHFORALL

#HealthForAll is a campaign to promote universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030 - our aim is to support policy-makers, civil society organizations, individuals and media in the journey to bring universal health coverage to your country. Something all countries committed to when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will maintain a high-profile focus on universal health coverage via a series of events, starting on World Health Day, 7 April 2018, with global and local conversations about ways to achieve Health for All.

The issue

No one should have to choose between death and financial hardship. No one should have to choose between buying medicine and buying food.

Nearly 20 million infants do not receive the vaccinations they need.

About 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty, forced to survive on <$1.90 a day, because they have to pay for health services.

Roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide spend at least 10% percent of their household budgets on health expenses, thereby incurring “catastrophic expenditures.”

The solution

UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE CAN HELP

Countries that invest in UHC invest in the long-term prosperity of their people.

Access to quality health services and financial protection enhances people’s health and life expectancy, protects countries from epidemics, reduces poverty and the risk of hunger, creates jobs, drives economic growth and enhances equal coverage of health services regardless of gender.

Stories

See how UHC is saving and improving lives today

The World Health Organization stands behind countries that invest in Universal Health Coverage. Click on stories to learn how countries are investing in the long-term prosperity of their people.