Health is a universal right. But across the globe, millions of people are forced to go without.
From people seeking asylum being denied healthcare due to legal status, to people living in poverty being charged astronomical healthcare costs, vulnerable and marginalised groups are being left behind.
This is also evident in conflict zones, where people face huge barriers to accessing essential health services.
The UK Government must take an equity lens to global efforts to achieve health for all.
Only then will we see an end to these inequities. Only then will Universal Health Coverage be possible.
The world possesses enough resources for everyone, everywhere to access quality, affordable healthcare. We just need the political will to make it a reality.
Let’s call on the UK Government to make the right to health #TrulyUniversal.
What you can do to help
By raising the profile of this issue and asking the UK Government to take an equity lens to achieving Universal Health Coverage, the UK will show commitment to ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to quality, affordable healthcare.
Take action by signing the following letter to Minister of State for Development and Africa, Andrew Mitchell, and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Victoria Atkins, to call for the right to health to be #TrulyUniversal.