On the Road to UHC: Leave No One Behind


A civil society organisation (CSO) perspective on how UHC can be reached by 2030

Universal Health Coverage 2030 (UHC2030)

MSH is the secretariat for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030, a global movement to build stronger health systems for universal health coverage.

This document captures many of the wide-ranging views of the members of the newly formed Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of the UHC2030. Further discussion will occur in the months ahead to refine views, explore differences, and discuss in more detail. This working document marks the beginning, and not the end, of our discussions and it will evolve as our work towards Universal Health Coverage matures and grows.

UHC2030 is the global movement to strengthen health systems for universal health coverage (UHC) as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a multi-stakeholder platform that promotes collaborative work at global and country levels on health systems strengthening, advocates for increased political commitment to universal health coverage, and facilitates accountability and knowledge sharing. UHC2030 brings together a wide range of stakeholders including governments, international organisations (such as the WHO, the World Bank and ILO), civil society organisations, the private sector, academia, media and Health Workers Union.

The Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) in UHC2030 exists to raise CSO voices in UHC2030 to ensure UHC policies are inclusive and equitable, and that systematic attention is given to the most marginalised and vulnerable populations so that no one is left behind.

We aim to do this through:

  • Influencing policy design and implementation
  • Lobbying for participatory and inclusive policy development and implementation processes
  • Strengthening citizen-led social accountability mechanisms
  • Promoting coordination between CSO platforms and networks working on health-related issues at the national, regional and global levels
  • Enabling civil society to have a voice in the UHC2030 movement

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