Health for All, All for Health: lessons from the universalization of health care in emerging economies 

Organization(s): UNRISD
Author: Ilcheong Yi, Kelly Stetter
Country: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela
Year: 2017
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Achieving universal health coverage is integral to the central pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind”. Meeting this target is about more than just having enough resources to incrementally expand health coverage to the entire population. This Brief provides policy makers with evidence-based advice on how to design and implement balanced and integrated policy solutions for universalism in the health sector and beyond, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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