G7 Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

11th October 2019
Author: Kerina Tull

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) cannot be delivered by the health sector alone. It requires the highest political support (The Global Governance Project, 2019). This rapid review focuses on what the Group of Seven (G7) countries are doing in relation to UHC. It follows on from the G7/G20 Commitments on health reported by Lucas (2019). WHO pointed out that “moving towards UHC requires strengthening health systems in all countries” (WHO, 2019a). It means that these countries’ actions should not be limited to their own territory, but also include actions at international fora. However, this rapid review will focus in the national level policies and programmes in the G7 countries.Evidence was obtained from academic and grey literature, and multi-country analyses.

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Suggested Citation

Tull, K. (2019). G7 Universal Health Coverage. K4D Helpdesk Report 678. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


11th October 2019


Continent: Global