Rapid extension of health protection

Organization(s): ILO
Author: Thorsten Behrendt, Xenia Scheil-Adlung
Regions: World
Year: 2014
Language: English

This policy brief summarizes the limited coverage of health protection today. It suggests three steps to rapidly extend health protection and achieve universal health coverage that is sustainable and allows for returns in terms of socio-economic development and growth.

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