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High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (Multi-stakeholder panel 1) - 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.
Panel 1 will be focused on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a driver of equity, inclusive development and prosperity for all.
This panel emphasizes health as a precondition for and an indicator and outcome of the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, while contextualizing UHC as an umbrella for achieving healthy lives and well-being for all. UHC means implementing health policies and designing health systems, which promote equity, efficiency and effectiveness and ensure financial risk protection, to reach every person and community, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized, with quality integrated and people-centred health services, delivering not only the fundamental right to health, but also the broader human rights agenda, ensuring no one is left behind.