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Developing Countries: Health Services

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 292312, tabled on 30 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department will take to ensure the implementation of the political declaration of the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage across its investments in health and human development.

Answered on

8 October 2019

Strengthening health systems to deliver Universal Health Coverage is a priority for the UK. Our support for implementation of the political declaration includes funding to the World Health Organisation to assist countries to develop Universal Health Coverage country plans and the health financing strategies needed to meet the commitment to increase public spending on health, with an emphasis on primary health care. Our announcement at the UN General Assembly of £600m to buy family planning supplies will provide access to family planning for 20 million women and girls each year up to 2025. This programme will support countries to meet the commitment to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.