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We Support Universal Health Coverage for Every Woman and Child

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means ensuring all people can access quality essential health services without financial hardship. There is growing consensus that UHC is a smart investment and achievable globally. UHC promotes realisation of the human right to health. Through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments have committed to achieving UHC and to “leave no one behind” – prioritising the world’s most excluded groups.

Save the Children calls for increased national commitment and investment towards UHC, by building sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services (SRMNCAH) at primary health care level as a first priority and prioritising access for the poorest and most marginalised and excluded groups.

Published 2018-07-17