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The Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM) in partnership with APCASO, Global Health Council, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Living Goods, NCD Alliance, People’s Health Movement, Save the Children, UNAIDS, and other country partners conducted nearly 20 focus groups this year about the state of universal health coverage (UHC).

The civil society and community participants in these country-level consultations discussed: What is working in terms of UHC in your country? Which populations have been left behind? What are some of the critical UHC gaps in the country? The participants shared insights from the experienced realities of UHC policies and programs on the ground, and made recommendations on how decision-makers can ensure inclusive and equitable health systems.

The results contributed to UHC2030’s State of Commitment to UHC review, a multi-stakeholder overview of the status of UHC commitments at country and global levels. The review, published as a global synthesis and country data profiles, will be released on 12 December.

This civil society-led event marking UHC Day 2021 will share the outcomes and recommendations from these civil society consultations on UHC, and present key insights from the State of the UHC Commitment review. 

Speakers will include civil society and community advocates who participated in the focus groups, as well as other UHC stakeholders who engaged in the multi-stakeholder review. The speakers will highlight  priority areas for the global movement for UHC to amplify in the lead-up to the 2023 High Level Meeting on UHC.


From Rhetoric to Reality: Country Perspectives on
Reaching Universal Health Coverage

Wednesday, 15 December 2020
12:00pm-1:30pm GMT / 7:00am-8:30am ET

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