Across Africa, millions of lives have been changed for the better by universal health coverage, but the work is far from complete, says Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda.
Achieving universal health coverage by 2030 is Africa’s top strategic objective in health, as defined by the African Union in the context of Agenda 2063. The Sustainable Development Goals include the very same target. There is also a clear framework for measuring progress.
The World Health Assembly in 2018 was an opportunity to recall that these developments have created an unprecedented political opportunity to anchor the past generation’s tremendous global public health gains in national health systems that are both sustainably financed and people centred. ….more