Universal health coverage: friend or foe of health equity?

  title={Universal health coverage: friend or foe of health equity?},
  author={Davidson R. Gwatkin and Alex Ergo},
  journal={The Lancet},
Once again, calls for universality are being heard from health advocates and planners. Last time around, such calls were for achieving the health-for-all goal at the 1978 Alma-Ata conference. Now they are re-emerging, as more limited but nonetheless stirring appeals to seek universal coverage or access in a wide range of health-related areas such as HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, health insurance, and free health services, particularly for women and children. Refl ecting such interest… CONTINUE READING
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