Coverage, access and financial protection in Europe: a regional overview (2017)



The WHO Regional Office for Europe initiated a multi-year project in 2015 to strengthen the monitoring of financial protection and generate new evidence on progress towards universal health coverage (UHC).

Working through the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, part of the Division of Health Systems and Public Health, the Regional Office has developed an approach to monitoring financial protection that aims to:

  • be relevant to all Member States in the region
  • generate actionable evidence for policy
  • promote pro-poor policies to break the link between poverty and ill health.