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[Comment] Offline: UHC—one promise and two misunderstandings

On April 7, 2018, World Health Day, WHO launches a new campaign—Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere. This is a noble cause. As the agency notes: half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services; 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket expenditures on health; and catastrophic spending on illness and disease is a truly global problem. Therefore, “our next historic achievement is right in front of us: health for all humankind…Together, we can make universal health coverage happen in our lifetime.” The campaign will run throughout 2018.

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