Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage
(2014; 2 pages)


Universal health coverage is at the centre of current efforts to strengthen health systems and to improve the level and distribution of health services. It is high on the global and national agendas of many countries, many of which have already made significant progress. The compelling case for universal health coverage derives principally from the values of fairness and equity, and these values are also critical on the path to that goal. If universal coverage cannot be attained immediately, making progress fairly and equitably should be the main concern.

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