This blog is part of a series on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The series includes contributions from external bloggers and reflects their views. Follow the conversation on Twitter #healthforall. As we discussed at the 2019 World Bank Spring Meetings, civil society is mobilizing to ensure that discussions about universal health coverage (UHC) result in concrete commitments that leave no one behind. To ensure that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship, we finally need to see the fundamental shift away from voluntary, out-of-pocket and private health expenditure to fair and sufficient public financing. According to a joint report from the World Bank and WHO, Tracking universal health coverage: 2017 global monitoring report, domestic funding for health has fallen in low-income countries and globally 808 million people suffer as a result of high out-of-pocket payments for health care. UHC is far from a reality for many countries, including for poor and marginalized citizens in many high-income countries……more