Through simple mathematics, it’s possible to calculate the global investment required to achieve universal health coverage

Financing universal health coverage in low-income countries runs up against the stark reality of poverty. Health care must be publicly financed in order to achieve universal health coverage and decent health care for the poor. Universal health coverage is a matter of practicality to control epidemic diseases, a matter of priority investment for economic development and a matter of basic human rights.

Yet governments in the low-income countries cannot afford universal health coverage on their own. The rich countries and the richest people around the world need to be taxed sufficiently to enable the low-income countries to be able to finance universal health coverage…..more