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Descriptor English:   Universal Health Coverage 
Descriptor Spanish:   Cobertura Universal de Salud 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Cobertura Universal de Saúde 
Synonyms English:   Socialized Health Care
Universal Care
Universal Health Care
Universal Health Coverage and Access
Universal Health Coverage and Universal Access
Universal Health  
Tree Number:   SP1.006.082.010
Definition English:   Universal health coverage implies that all people have access, without discrimination, to nationally determined sets of the promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative basic health services needed and essential, safe, affordable, effective and quality medicines, while ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the users to financial hardship, with a special emphasis on the poor, vulnerable and marginalized segments of the population (From: Social Protection and universal health coverage. UN General Assembly, 67th Section, 2012. p.4. Available in: UHC is firmly based on the WHO constitution of 1948 declaring health a fundamental human right and on the Health for All agenda set by the Alma Ata declaration in 1978. UHC cuts across all of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and brings hope of better health and protection for the world’s poorest. (From: What is Universal coverage? WHO, 2017. Available in: 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with UNIVERSAL COVERAGE, which is restricted to health insurance
History Note English:   2018 
Record Number:   57351 

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