Medicines and universal health coverage: Challenges and opportunities

Maryam Bigdeli, Richard Laing, Göran Tomson, Zaheer Ud Din Babar

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The goal of Universal health coverage (UHC) is to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them [1]. This goal is based on the idea of an affordable continuum of care from preventive to curative and rehabilitative services for which essential health system resources are required. These resources include health workers, essential medicines and technologies [1]. Universal health coverage (UHC) is also the focus of ongoing high-level discussions, a momentum created by the World Health Report 2010 and a pathway to which many agencies and governments now commit
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


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