Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center has joined over 500 organizations around the world to launch the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December 2014. This historic coalition will mark the anniversary of a landmark UN resolution urging all countries to provide universal access to health care without financial hardship.
No one should fall into poverty because they get sick and need health care. Universal health coverage is essential for making progress against challenges like HIV, cancer and Ebola – and for creating a fairer, more resilient society.
NLURC believes universal health coverage is fundamentally linked with lessening the burden of HIV/AIDS, and helping families escape cycles of poverty. Inclusion and compassion are core beliefs at NLURC, and making healthcare accessible to all is an extension of that belief.
Countries of all income levels are pursuing policy reforms to achieve universal health coverage. More than 80 countries have asked the World Health Organization for assistance in accelerating action. Health for all is an attainable goal, so it’s time that it becomes a reality around the world.