Providing for Health

P4H - Social Health Protection Network

A global network for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Social Health Protection (SHP)

A woman has her blood pressure checked by a physician

The P4H - Social Health Protection Network is a response to the global challenge that some 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of costs incurred in paying for health care out of pocket (OOP) at the time of need. Many more are too poor to even consider going to a doctor in the first place.

The main thrust of P4H efforts is coherent, enhanced support for the creation and extension of sustainable health and social protection systems for UHC/SHP, based on the values of universality and equity. The launch of P4H is an important landmark ushering in coordinated international support to accelerate countries’ transitions to UHC/SHP.

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