Health financing for universal coverage
Universal coverage, or universal health coverage, is defined as ensuring that all people can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship.
100million people pushed into poverty because of direct health payments10 facts on universal health coverage
Access to services
48%of births attended by a skilled health worker in the African regionWorld health statistics 2012
Increase priority given to health
79countries devote less than 10% of general government expenditure to healthHealth financing country profiles