The 58.33/ 2005 resolution of World Health Assembly says ”everyone should be able to access health services and not be subject to financial hardship in doing so”. Our world failed to achieve both promises of the resolution.
Sustainable Development Goal(SDG) is the 2030 agenda by UN state members for addressing poverty, hunger, inequality, Education, energy and environment issues. SDG has 17 goals with defined priority areas of action. Of them, Goal 3 is to ”ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. UHC has special attention in goal 3 target 3.8 with a promising initiative to grant Universal health coverage (4).
”At least half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services. About 100 million people are still being pushed into “extreme poverty” (living on 1.90 USD (1) or less a day) because of health service payment. Over 800 million people (almost 12% of the world’s population) spent at least 10% of their household budgets to pay for health care”(who.int/news-room/fact-sheets)(5). In 2015 as a part of Globally sustainable development goal, the UN state members agreed to renew their commitment to achieving UHC.
In some setting of the world economy is not the only limitation to the society that hider from accessing health service but also illiteracy, location, disability, war, lack of peace and stability are additional reasons that makes it difficult in accessing health service in-spite of heir high health need. Even some people are able to access the health services they potentially exposed to high out pocket expenditure. Most often leads them to extreme poverty (1).
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