Research For Universal Health Coverage-World Health Report (2013)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation.

The goal of universal health coverage is to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need – prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation – without risk of financial ruin or impoverishment, now and in the future.Since 2005, when all WHO Member States made the commitment to universal health coverage, many advances have been made in the provision of health services and in financial risk protection. This is illustrated by progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and in the widespread fall in cash payments made for using health services. Despite this progress, the coverage of health services and financial risk protection currently fall far short of universal coverage.This report shows how research for health in general underpins research for universal health coverage in particular.

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