By the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism

“Governments cannot afford to wait until the end of their emergency response modes to engage with civil society and seek their leadership. As political leaders convene again at UNGA, one year after the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, they must re-commit to their promise for universal coverage of quality health care for all. Any delay in listening to community voices can backtrack progress made in universal access, result in more individuals experiencing poverty, worsen case rates for other diseases, and continue to exclude marginalized communities. These costs can have ramifications for years to come.”