Jump to main content
:::

logo5

:::
Monitoring Progress Towards UHC
      The WHO and World Bank, in 2014, published their report Monitoring Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage at Country and Global Levels, in which they gave the world’s first prototype document for indicators of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In effect, they made indicators such as service coverage rates and financial coverage measurable and comparable.
 
      In the report, they also propose a common framework for monitoring progress in UHC and that monitoring progress in UHC be part of monitoring national health system performance. In accordance with the definition, monitoring of UHC relates to two aspects of health system performance: levels of coverage with health services and financial protection. Monitoring UHC requires regular assessment of inputs (finances, health workforce and medicines), outputs (service provision), coverage of interventions, health impacts and the social determinants of health.
 
      Detailed information may be found at the following link:
 
      [Link]
 
      In 2015, the WHO began systematically measuring the status of UHC worldwide and producing a biennial report on its latest findings.
 
      That report, the Tracking Universal Health Coverage: Global monitoring report, has thus far been published in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021; detailed information may be found at the following link: [Link]
 
WHA 58.33 Sustainable health financing, universal coverage and social health insurance
      The 2005 (58th) World Health Assembly endorsed a resolution WHA58.33 for “Sustainable health financing, universal coverage and social health insurance.”
 
      The resolution was the first resolution to be made by the WHA with respect to UHC. It recognized that “health-financing systems in many countries need to be further developed in order to guarantee access to necessary services while providing protection against financial risk” Thus, it urged Member States:
 
      Detailed information may be found at the following link:
 
      [Link]
 
WHA 64.9 Sustainable health financing structures and universal coverage
      At the 2011 (64th) World Health Assembly, Member States shared their experiences thus far in implementing UHC, and endorsed resolution WHA64.9, which summarized the states’ experience and provided guidelines, and urges Member States to promote the transparency and efficiency of health-financing, and provided the following suggestions:
 
      Detailed information may be found at the following link:
 
      [Link]
152