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Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage : final report of the WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage

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dc.contributor.author Ottersen, Trygve
dc.contributor.author Norheim, Ole F.
dc.contributor.author Chitah, Bona M.
dc.contributor.author Cookson, Richard
dc.contributor.author Daniels, Norman
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-05T13:09:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-05T13:09:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.isbn 978-92-4-150715-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/54128
dc.identifier.uri http://www.who.int/choice/documents/making_fair_choices/en/
dc.description.abstract Since 2010, more than seventy countries have requested policy support and technical advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) for how to move toward universal health coverage (UHC). As part of the response, WHO set up a Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage. This final report by the Consultative Group addresses the key issues of fairness and equity that arise on the path to UHC by clarifying these issues and offering recommendations for how countries can manage them. To achieve UHC, countries must advance in at least three dimensions. Countries must expand priority services, include more people, and reduce out-of-pocket payments. However, in each of these dimensions, countries are faced with a critical choice: Which services to expand first, whom to include first, and how to shift from out-of-pocket payment toward prepayment? A commitment to fairness—and the overlapping concern for equity—and a commitment to respecting individuals’ rights to health care must guide countries in making these decisions... en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (84 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher World Health Organization, Geneva, CH en
dc.subject WHO en
dc.subject UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE en
dc.subject RIGHT TO HEALTH en
dc.subject HEALTH ADMINISTRATION en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.subject HEALTH PRIORITIES en
dc.subject SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH en
dc.subject POLICY MONITORING en
dc.subject DECISION MAKING en
dc.subject FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject HEALTH POLICY en
dc.subject ACCOUNTABILITY en
dc.title Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage : final report of the WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage en
dc.type Synthesis Report en
idrc.project.number 107501
idrc.project.title A Fair Path Toward Universal Coverage: National Case Study for Ethiopia, Uganda, and Zambia en
idrc.copyright.holder World Health Organization
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