Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Forge collaboration for universal health coverage: PM

Published 11:46 pm | September 23, 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here today put emphasis on forging regional and global collaborations among countries to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

“I believe, collaboration among countries at regional and global levels will be fundamental to accelerate progress for a common goal to achieve Universal Health Coverage,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina also said effective global partnership to formulate healthcare financing strategy for each country could be important to achieve UHC and SDGs by 2030.

The prime minister was co-chairing an event titled ‘Multi-stakeholder Panel in parallel to the High-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)’ at the ECOSOC Chamber in the UN Headquarters here.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also co-chaired the event with the theme ‘UHC as driver of equity, inclusive development and prosperity for all’.

The panelists of the event were Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Ms. Maha Taysir Barakat, Chair of the Board of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria; Ms. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International; and Mr. Jeffery Sachs, Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Colombia University.



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