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Universal health coverage and equity: Always hand in hand?


Health equity is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being. Although equity is a guiding principle of universal health coverage (UHC), it is not automatically achieved with the implementation of UHC policies and strategies. The IPU is organizing a global virtual workshop to discuss what the equity principle means in practice for country efforts towards UHC and how parliaments can integrate equity considerations in debates and action on UHC.

The workshop is part of the process to follow up on the IPU resolution “Achieving universal health coverage by 2030: The role of parliaments in realizing the right to health”, and it will launch the IPU brief: “A Winnable Battle: Parliamentarians and universal health coverage”.

It is open to all parliaments and will take place on Zoom.  Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.


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