Universal Health Coverage Day 2014: Photo Slideshows, Support Health for All

Universal Health Coverage Day 2014: Photo Slideshows, Support Health for All

 {Photo by Rui Pires. Graphic by Paula Champagne.}Haiku for Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) by Ian Sliney, MSH senior director for health systems strengthening.Photo by Rui Pires. Graphic by Paula Champagne.

Today, over 500 organizations and individuals worldwide are celebrating the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day). All week, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) bloggers have shared stories, analysis, photos, and videos, in support of UHC Day and health for all:

Partnering to Make UHC a Reality
"For UHC to succeed worldwide, the global health community must generate what’s still missing: a fully-fledged roadmap for UHC efforts and an architecture for global UHC governance," blogs Jonathan Jay in Devex.

Adding Medicines to the UHC Equation
“Every person, no matter where they live, should have access to quality health services without risking financial hardship. But accessing quality health services is only half of the equation,” blogs Francis Aboagye-Nyame. “Every person should also have available to them medicines that are affordable, safe, effective, and of assured quality.”

Could UHC Keep Us Ebola-free?
Chelsey Canavan, Jonathan Jay, and Dr. Jonathan D. Quick discuss if, and how, UHC could help prevent major outbreaks, like the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, in Devex

"Because UHC is Attainable"
This video and stories show MSH’s country-based efforts toward universal health coverage and health for all in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria through Health for All: Campaign for UHC in Africa, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Five Reasons to Join the Call for Health for All
Read why we support health for all and watch a video.

Now, as UHC Day comes to a close, we share photo slideshows from celebrations and conversations on health for all, both near and far.

Ethiopia Celebrates UHC Day

In Ethiopia, celebrity ambassadors for the Health Insurance scheme joined more than 50 MSH staff for a UHC Day event. Anteneh Tesfaye Lemma gave a short briefing about UHC, why we celebrate the day, and an update on Health for All: Campaign for UHC in Africa (Health for All) activities in Ethiopia. Artists Teferi Alemu and Genet Nigatu gave remarks about why they became UHC ambassadors and gave their testimony about the community-based health insurance (CBHI) pilot areas they have visited.

View slideshow from MSH Ethiopia:

 

Health for All Campaign: Kenya

The Health for All Campaign in Kenya is hosting forums and debates on Universal Health Coverage in several countries throughout the month. Kenya is one of three countries supported by the Health for All Campaign in Africa.

View slideshow from Kenya:

 

MSH Hosts UHC Celebration During UNGA Week

Earlier this year, MSH hosted a high-level reception celebrating the global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) during UN General Assembly week. MSH is one of the founding members of the UHC Day Coalition, and a long-time advocate for UHC in the post-2015 framework.

View slideshow from a Toast to UHC:

UHC Day Virtual Photo Booth

Several MSH staff and friends participated in the UHC Day Virtual Photo Booth. View their photos, then read below how to add yours!

 

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