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What is Universal Health Coverage?

Watch Dr Ana Rita Sequeira explain Universal Health Coverage, the idea of staying healthy or improving health without financial hardship.

Imagine a world where all people can access the health services they need to stay healthy or improve their health without suffering financial hardship.

This is the basic premise of Universal Health Coverage.

Universal Health Coverage has three dimensions:

  • Health services
  • Population covered
  • Financing mechanisms

A health policy & governance angle examines the trade-offs between these three dimensions, the strategies to maximise the delivery of care, and avoiding the catastrophic expenditure that can lead to the poverty trap.

In your role of consultant, you’ll be exploring some of these complexities during this week along with discussion of some case-studies. When you’re ready, let’s move to the next step.

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