Non-state providers of health services play a major role in the delivery of health care in many low- and middle-income countries. As universal health coverage has become a priority for the global health community, understanding the role of various non-state providers and how they contribute to reaching this goal is critical. A new collection in the International Journal for Equity in Health presents case studies from seven countries on engaging non-state providers towards universal health coverage. Here to discuss the importance of the research on this year’s World Health Day championing #HealthforAll, are Guest Editors, Zubin Cyrus Shroff and Krishna D Rao…..more