World Health Day 2018 – Health for all

For World Health Day 2018, WHO calls on world leaders to take concrete steps to move towards universal health coverage (UHC). This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access quality health services without facing financial hardship, as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals all countries agreed in 2015.

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On World Health Day, recommit to health for all

Four personal stories from the WHO European Region illustrate how countries are making progress in different ways towards universal health coverage. On World Health Day, WHO calls on leaders in the Region to recommit to health for all through concerted action for universal health coverage.

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Universal health coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all people can use quality health services, where and when they need them, without experiencing financial hardship.

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