The UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage: What Happened?
Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, countries have been committed to finding a path to universal health coverage – the vision of providing access to quality healthcare for all without risk of financial hardship. This ambitious goal raises myriad questions: What should be covered? Who should be covered? What are the roles of civil society and the private sector in helping governments to achieve universal health coverage (UHC)? How will we pay for it all? Each country will take a different path to UHC – dependent on its demography, disease burden, and resources – but what those paths will look like is not yet clear.
These issues have dominated the global health agenda in recent years, culminating in the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC, to be held on Monday, September 23rd, when UN Member States are expected to adopt a political declaration spelling out the parameters for achieving UHC by 2030.
On Thursday, October 3rd, 1:00-3:00 pm, please join us for what promises to be a lively roundtable conversation on the outcomes of the UN HLM.
Dr. Ranieri Guerra, World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant-Director General leading WHO’s preparations for the UN HLM, will open with a ten-minute overview of the UN HLM. A roundtable conversation will follow, featuring Dr. Guerra; Jeffrey L. Sturchio, CEO, Rabin Martin; Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, and CEO, CGD Europe; and a senior U.S. government representative. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate.
We will also use this occasion to reference the recent book, The Road to Universal Health Coverage: Innovation, Equity and the New Health Economy, edited by Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Ilona Kickbusch and Louis Galambos (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). Sturchio, in his remarks, will draw on some of its content. Copies of the book will be distributed at the event.
Dr. Ranieri Guerra
World Health Organization
Jeffrey L. Sturchio
Executive Vice President, Senior Fellow, and CEO of CGD Europe
Center for Global Development
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director
CSIS Global Health Policy Center
This event is made possible by general funding to CSIS.