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(Part 1) Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing to prepare for the High-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage
29 Apr 2019 -  Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that all people and communities receive the quality health services they need, without financial hardship. Key barriers to UHC achievement include poor infrastructures and availability of basic amenities, out of pocket payments and catastrophic expenditures, shortages and maldistribution of qualified health workers, prohibitively expensive good quality medicines and medical products, low access to digital health and innovative technologies, among others.
Each of these barriers has solutions that not only lead to UHC but also boost the economy and have an important impact on other SDGs.
A high-level meeting (UN HLM) on universal health coverage (UHC) will be convened on 23 September 2019 with the overall theme: Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.
As part of the preparations leading to UHC HLM, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) was requested to convene, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Health Partnership for UHC 2030 (UHC2030), an interactive multistakeholder hearing (Hearing) to ensure the inclusive, active and substantive engagement of multi-stakeholders in the process (A/RES 73/131).
- As part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on Universal Health Coverage, in accordance with paragraph 6 General Assembly resolution A/RES/73/131
- On the theme: Universal health coverage: moving together to build a healthier world
- 10:00
- Opening segment
- 10:30
-Panel Discussion 1