What is the Health for All Advocacy Toolkit?

The Health for All Advocacy Toolkit provides national-level civil society organizations (CSOs) and health networks with the necessary resources to kick-start advocacy initiatives on universal health coverage (UHC). It offers advocates a central reference point—a ‘one-stop shop’ for key information and tools to advocate for UHC, hold policy-makers accountable for their commitments, and build a broad social movement within civil society to support health for all. Read more about the toolkit


Globally, there are thousands of organizations and networks advocating for greater attention to a vast array of specific health issues, including HIV, TB, malaria, diabetes, heart disease and maternal health to name but a few. The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) holds great potential to advance all of these health issues and to unite advocates across the sector in a common agenda for overall health and well-being.

Increasing access to comprehensive and quality health services is one key component of achieving health for all, complementing important efforts to improve immunization, water and sanitation, education, migration policies, workplace safety, and other determinants of health. At the center of all these efforts are people and their communities.

The Health for All Advocacy Toolkit has been developed to build capacity, inspire and mobilize civil society in support of the global movement for UHC. It is based on the understanding that health is a human right, and our combined efforts are needed to ensure that the UHC conversation spans before, within, and beyond health system walls to reflect the realities of people and communities.

This toolkit introduces primary UHC concepts and describes some of the many roles civil society plays—not only in the local and national contexts but also in global health governance—to ensure no one is left behind.

There are three parts to the toolkit:


Part 2: Why Civil Society Needs to Engage in Universal Health Coverage