Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage

Tessa T T Edejer, Andreas Reis, Ritu Sadana, Carla Saenz
Final report of the WHO Consultative
published online: 2014

Abstract / Resumen:

Universal health coverage (UHC) is at the center of current efforts to strengthen health systems and improve the level and distribution of health and health services. This document is the final report of the WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage. The report addresses the key issues of fairness and equity that arise on the path to UHC. As such, the report is relevant for every actor that affects that path and governments in particular, as they are in charge of overseeing and guiding the progress toward UHC. Content:This report addresses the critical choices of fairness and equity that arise on the path to UHC. Accordingly, the report is not primarily about why UHC ought to be a goal, but about the path to that goal. The report may differ from others in the direct way it addresses fundamental issues and difficult trade-offs. This approach was facilitated by the involvement of philosophers and ethicists in addition to economists, policy experts, and clinical doctors.

Keywords / Palabras clave:
Social Determinants of Health; Inequalities; Health Systems


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