The ability of countries to provide available, affordable, and high quality healthcare services to their populations has become a global priority. However, at least half of the population around the world still don’t have access to essential healthcare, and around 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because they have to pay for healthcare.
Universal health coverage (UHC) enables all individuals to receive health services they require, without suffering financial hardship. While there are many ways to achieve UHC, all require sufficient funding from governments.
In the following video, senior health consultant Odd Hanssen discusses initiatives countries can implement to both mobilise more resources for health (more money for health), as well as get as much out of their spending on health (more health for the money), towards achieving universal health coverage.