Towards Progress in Population Health and Health Equality in the Asian Region
Universal health coverage (UHC) envisions that everyone has access to a comprehensive range of high-quality health services, without facing financial hardships, precisely when and where they need them. The global objective of achieving UHC by 2030, as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is currently being pursued by countries worldwide. However, the current status and challenges encountered on the path to UHC differ across nations. This report offers a comprehensive overview of the progress made by Asian countries in their journey toward UHC. Furthermore, it aims to facilitate the acceleration of UHC efforts by sharing specific examples drawn from past experiences, thus providing valuable insights and lessons for countries aspiring to expedite their own progress in this critical endeavour.