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April 24, 2016 Global

Global Learning Laboratory for Quality Universal Health Coverage

Welcome to the Community of Practice for the WHO Global Learning Laboratory (GLL) for Quality Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The GLL is deeply rooted in the five interwoven strategies of the Integrated People Centred Health Services Framework—engaging and empowering people and communities; strengthening governance and accountability; reorienting health services; strengthening coordination of care and creating an enabling environment. The GLL recognizes the key role of people-centred health services in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UHC.

The GLL highlights the need to focus care on the needs and preferences of people. To this end, the GLL aims to create a safe space to share lessons, experiences and ideas; challenge those ideas and spark innovation on quality within the content of UHC. The GLL is organized around three areas. First, national quality policy and strategy (NQPS) in order to drive quality across all levels of the health ...

Sept. 29, 2021 Global News

Tell the real story of universal health coverage

UHC2030 is asking for contributions to a multi-stakeholder review called 'The State of UHC Commitment'. As part of this monitoring, UHC2030 would like to tell the stories of people in your country.

Telling people’s stories can help governments and people around the world understand what UHC can mean to people. We are asking you to submit a story because we believe you have a story to tell about a positive and/or negative experience with accessing health care, with the quality of the care you got, or with paying for your care.

Submit your story here before 31 October 2021

 

 

How do I create my story? Click here for instructions

 

 

Dec. 20, 2021 Global Toolkit

Health For All Advocacy Toolkit

The Health for All Advocacy Toolkit provides national-level civil society organizations (CSOs) and health networks with the necessary resources to kick-start advocacy initiatives on universal health coverage (UHC). It offers advocates a central reference point—a ‘one-stop shop’ for key information and tools to advocate for UHC, hold policy-makers accountable for their commitments, and build a broad social movement within civil society to support health for all.

The Health for All Advocacy Toolkit has been developed to build capacity, inspire and mobilize civil society in support of the global movement for UHC. It is based on the understanding that health is a human right, and our combined efforts are needed to ensure that the UHC conversation spans before, within, and beyond health system walls to reflect the realities of people and communities.

This toolkit introduces primary UHC concepts and describes some of the many roles civil society plays—not only ...

April 7, 2022 Global Publication

An assertive, practical, and substantive agenda to catalyse meaningful change

The Lancet Global Health Commission on financing primary health care combines a shared vision with practical guidance on how to align health financing with overall reform strategies that place primary care service delivery at the core. The Commission reinforces key messages that WHO has put forward on health financing reforms to enable progress towards universal health coverage. It then extends these by application to primary care as a critical service delivery element for the progressive realisation of UHC.

WHO's guidance on health financing is crystallised into a framework for regular country assessment to inform policy dialogue. The alignment of the Commission with this guidance is clear, as reflected in the table. While the decision to limit the operational definition of primary health care to service delivery platforms was made for the purposes of the Commission, certain key financing issues merit further attention. We point to these towards the end ...

June 24, 2022 Global Publication

Health system performance assessment

Health policy-making and reform require, first and foremost, a sound understanding of how a health system is performing. To assist countries in this process, the Health Systems Performance Assessment Framework for Universal Health Coverage offers a comprehensive attempt at guiding the collection and analysis of health system data in relation to policy goals and 21st century challenges.
 
This book is grounded in the premise that any whole-of-sector assessment exercise should collect information on and examine the performance of both the functions of the health system as well as its performance goals. Thus, it follows through each of the health system functions (i.e., health system governance, financing, resource generation and service delivery), outlining their purpose, the sub-functions needed to fulfil that purpose, and assessment areas to evaluate how well a function performs. 
 
This innovative framework conceptually links health system functions to intermediate and final health system goals. As a result ...

Sept. 15, 2022 Global Toolkit

Voice, agency, empowerment - handbook on social participation for universal health coverage

Social participation is an important means for governments to develop responsive health policies and programmes, which are more likely to be implemented by a broad stakeholder group. It is at the heart of the inclusive governance needed for countries to stake their individual paths towards Universal Health Coverage while ensuring that no one is left behind.

As simple as it may seem in theory, it is a complex undertaking in practice, one which policy-makers struggle with. The Handbook on Social Participation for UHC is thus designed to provide practical guidance, anchored in conceptual clarifications, on strengthening meaningful government engagement with the population, communities, and civil society for national health policy-making. It draws on best practices and lessons learned to support government institutions in setting up, fine-tuning, improving, and institutionalizing new or existing participatory health governance mechanisms.

The handbook follows through the different tasks which policy-makers must reflect on and undertake ...

Sept. 20, 2022 Global Event

UN General Assembly Third annual ministerial meeting on Universal Health Coverage: investing in health systems strengthening through a primary health care-oriented approach

The UN General Assembly is the main policy-making organ of the Organization. Comprising all Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.

This year’s discussions will focus on addressing the various challenges the world faces, including the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges call for global action, and the General Assembly is a critical opportunity for all to come together and chart a course for the future.

As we look to strengthen health systems in the wake of COVID-19, re-orientation of resources toward primary health care and essential public health functions will be critical for the achievement of UHC and the health-related SDGs.

This event, hosted within the UN General Assembly, is organized by the Co-chairs of the Group of Friends of UHC and Global Health (Georgia, Japan, Thailand), WHO, UHC2030, IFRC, UN Foundation ...