9 reasons universal healthcare will fail – if we don’t act now
Written by Edward Booty for the World Economic Forum – May 2020
The global spread of COVID-19 came at a moment when momentum for universal health coverage (UHC) was increasing. On the heels of the high-level UN declaration in late 2019, many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) had been working to translate the warm intentions of world leaders into tangible actions. With the response to COVID-19 currently consuming all the political oxygen and pushing already overburdened systems past their breaking points, progress towards achieving UHC is at a standstill.
In response, here are the big challenges we encounter every day and must overcome to expedite healthcare for all. We have a 10-year deadline to deliver the SDG commitments and unless we address these systemic challenges, I cannot see the vision becoming reality.
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In low- and middle-income countries, access to affordable diagnostics and screening is undoubtedly one of the biggest barriers in healthcare. We create access to medicines through our reach52 marketplace service in our communities, but clearly patients can’t benefit unless they have been diagnosed for their disease. Nor can patients’ conditions be effectively monitored and treated […]