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The goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is to ensure everyone receives the health services they need without facing financial hardship. Viewing health as an investment rather than an expense can unlock human capital and economic dividends for countries.

Find out what our partners and UHC champions have to say about why Universal Health Coverage is so important, and what can be done to achieve this.

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    Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID

    Atul Gawande

    "Universal Health Coverage enables long and healthy lives for entire populations."

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    Global Director, Health and Nutrition, World Vision International

    Dan Irvine

    "Universal Health Coverage is a commitment to equity, gender equality, social inclusion, good nutrition, and mental health across the life cycle."

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    CEO, Seed Global; Director-General Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health, WHO

    Vanessa Kerry

    "Access to healthcare, delivered by a skilled health worker, is essential to meet the challenges we face today."

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    CEO, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

    Dr. Sania Nishtar

    "Equitable access to vaccines and Universal Health Coverage are indivisible. Let us harness the transformative power of immunization and UHC to protect every community, with nobody left behind. "

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    Minister of Health, Rwanda

    Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana,

    "Rwanda has committed to promoting UHC by calling for evidence-based policy reforms that will guide a long-term model for health service delivery and financing in the country. "

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    Peter Sands

    "Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage by tackling health inequalities is the only way to end the world's deadliest infectious diseases."

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    President & CEO, Save the Children USA

    Janti Soeripto

    "Achieving Universal Health Coverage is every child’s right."

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    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan

    E. Keizo Takemi

    "It is important to increase the scale of health financing in low- and middle-income countries."

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