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World health report 2013: Research for universal health coverage

A field worker interviewing a young child near Bala Kot, Pakistan
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15 August 2013 -- Everyone should have access to the health services they need without being forced into poverty when paying for them. The World health report 2013 "Research for universal health coverage" argues that universal health coverage – with full access to high-quality services for prevention, treatment and financial risk protection – cannot be achieved without the evidence provided by scientific research.

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