Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that all people can obtain basic health services when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. UHC must include addressing barriers people face when seeking healthcare services, and ensure they are available, accessible, acceptable, affordable and of high quality.
Achieving this is vital because healthy populations can better contribute socially and economically, while poor health is a major driver of poverty.
As countries around the world plan the path ahead, we must support and optimize local efforts towards the inclusion of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights within Universal Health Coverage.
IPPF calls on governments, donors and partners to ensure that Universal Health Coverage is achieved by taking the necessary action on the global stage.