Empirical evidence suggests that achieving UHC can reduce health-care costs and improve living standards. Most speakers stressed the need to strengthen health systems and develop robust financing systems. While people who pay for health care can often get access to basic services, those without adequate insurance may still face severe financial hardship in the event of illness. By pooling funds from compulsory funding sources, countries can spread the financial burden of illness among a larger population.
While UHC is a top priority, it is not a simple issue. It requires collaboration between various sectors. The involvement of the public and stakeholders is critical. The participation of all stakeholders fosters ownership and builds trust. The success of Thailand’s health-care system owes much to the engagement of local and regional communities, infrastructure development, and public and private investment. The World Bank supports universal health coverage because it offers a better, more affordable alternative to medical care.
In addition to the United States, the World Bank, and other organizations are making global progress toward achieving universal health coverage. However, there are challenges in achieving UHC. In order to achieve UHC, governments must ensure political stability, economic growth, and demographic balance. Achieving UHC in 2030 is a goal that is possible but requires a long-term commitment.
Ultimately, the UN will follow precedents from previous meetings and resolutions on universal health care. The sector can provide huge returns in terms of equality and economic growth. Member States must mobilize more resources and institutionalize quality care for all. In many contexts, ill health and the burden of ill health drive poverty. Because of these reasons, the goal of universal health coverage should be made a priority in many low- and middle-income countries.
The Assembly held a panel on universal health coverage at the conference. It was co-chaired by Adolfo Rubinstein, Secretary of Government for Health of Argentina, and Don Pramudwinai, Foreign Minister of Thailand. Other speakers included Helen Clark, the Board Chair of the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health and the Chairman of the multinational company Medtronic. As a result of the discussion, the international community will take steps to achieve universal healthcare worldwide.
The importance of UHC has never been greater. It is important to invest in the health of all citizens, and to make sure that they have access to the best medical care possible. The World Health Organization (WHO) has made this a priority. It also focuses on the importance of primary health care. It emphasizes the need for patient participation and a focus on the need to implement UHC.