Fact Sheet on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

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Universal Health Coverage is firmly embedded in the discourse and interventions that recognize health as a fundamental human right. This essentially means that ensuring health is a key component of wellbeing. To do so countries need to ensure that access is equitable and that a recognition of marginalization within the population is factored into the provision of health care.

This brief aims to present an introduction to UHC and discusses its relevance in the context of achieving universal access to SRHR as a means of furthering gender equality and women and girls’ health.