Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage, a World Health Organization (WHO) report co-authored by Alex Voorhoeve, has been endorsed by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.
Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage is the final report of the WHO’s Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage, of which Alex Voorhoeve, Associate Professor here in the Department, was an active member. The report outlines how countries setting out on the path to Universal Health Coverage should approach the choices they face along the way. Central to the report is the claim that these choices should be guided by a commitment to fairness and equity.
The latest issue of Health Systems and Reform features an editorial by the WHO’s Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, in which she endorses the report. As Dr Chan writes:
Though making fair choices is challenging, it is fully worth the effort. The evidence is now overwhelming that providing quality health services free at the point of delivery helps end poverty, boosts growth, and saves lives.