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(Part 1) High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (Opening and Plenary Segment) - General Assembly, 74th session
23 Sep 2019 -  The high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will focus on the theme “Universal health coverage: moving together to build a healthier world”.
It will bring together heads of state, political and health leaders, policy-makers, and universal health coverage champions to advocate for health for all.
Universal health coverage means all people have access to the health care they need, when and where they need it, without facing financial hardship.
The meeting will aim to garner financial and political commitments from countries and sustain health investments. It will focus on accelerating progress towards universal health coverage, including access to essential health services, including skilled health workforce, financial risk protection and access to safe, quality, effective and affordable medicines and vaccines for all. The meeting will result in a political declaration on universal health coverage, negotiated by Member States and endorsed by Heads of State.
Opening Segment (Approval of the Political Declaration on UHC)
– H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly
– Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
– Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
– Mr. David R. Malpass, President, World Bank Group (TBC)
– Dr. Gro Brundtland, Eminent High-level champion of UHC and member of The Elders Plenary Segment: Statements by Member States