Statement by The George Institute for Global Health for the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage: Multistakeholder Hearing on 29 April 2019.
There is no blueprint for Universal Health Coverage. Decision makers weighing policy options to suit local contexts will be faced with competing claims from many different stakeholders, and the path towards UHC will inevitably be contested.
For the first time, the World Health Organisation’s World Health Statistics have this year been disaggregated by sex. This is an important step forward in the drive to identify and understand gender inequalities, and one that is to be welcomed wholeheartedly.
A study of 1.4 million adults in England has found that the most socioeconomically deprived are 68% more likely to develop advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) than the least deprived, so experience poorer health outcomes and quality of life.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th around the world every year, with thousands of events taking place throughout the month to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equity.