Universal Health Coverage—for a Globally Accessible and Affordable Health Care Service
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 1327
One of the current challenges worldwide is the SDG 3 – Healthy lives and well-being for all. One way that contributes to the achievement of this goal is the development of health systems sustaining the principle Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for the population. Investing and providing UHC implies producing health services (preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative) in the quantity and quality for people in an equitable ground, protecting them from financial hardship. After the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that strengthening health systems towards sustainability and resilience was key to promote and move towards UHC.
Health systems are structured in different forms of health insurance and are founded in pharmaceutical systems; on the other hand, health systems are interconnected with other different systems and sectors, health in all policies, which contribute to population health through the determinants of health and to their access to health care. UCH is strongly related with the health system but achieving UCH requires a multi-sectorial approach. One may state that UHC is the desired and successful result of the influence and work of a set of factors and components, and their interaction, in a very wide system.
This Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on all these different systems and factors that contribute to the achievement of UHC and health for all. The topics covered in this special include health systems, health insurance, pharmaceutical systems, innovation, and financing, among other topics related with the development of UHC worldwide.
Dr. Aida Isabel Tavares
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- access and service delivery
- health insurance
- health systems
- disease burden
- cost effectiveness
- provider payment mechanisms