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Developing Countries: Health Services

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 143196, tabled on 11 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support developing countries to establish universal health coverage.

Answered on

17 May 2018

Achieving Global Goal 3 by 2030, including universal health coverage (UHC), is a priority for the UK. The UK supports countries to move more rapidly towards UHC by building strong and resilient health systems that meet essential needs for all. To achieve this, DFID provides technical assistance and financial support directly to countries, political and financial support to the World Health Organisation, and funding for research and new products that reduce the prices countries pay for essential commodities. Through health partnerships the UK enables others to learn from the UK’s own experience and expertise in providing UHC through the NHS.