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Why is Universal Health Coverage vital to achieving the health SDG?

Recognising the vital role health plays in the realisation of the wider Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Kofi Annan is joined by fellow Elders Gro Harlem Brundtland and Ernesto Zedillo in this short video calling on governments to honour their commitments.

"Because I'm here and I'm poor, this condition could be a death sentence." –Kofi Annan recalls meeting hospital patients as UN Secretary-General

Why is Universal Health Coverage vital to achieving the health SDG?

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Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage means everyone receives the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. We believe this is a goal all countries can reach.


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