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Do you know the meaning of UHC?

The International Day of UHC (Universal Health Coverage) was proclaimed by the United Nations on 2017. This day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage with multi-stakeholder partners. Universal health coverage refers to everyone; everywhere should have access to health care.

On December 12th, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly approved the resolution urging countries to accelerate the progress toward UHC. (Via: https://www.un.org/es).

Christopher Murray, responsible of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in the University of Washington (EEUU), had studied the sanitary competition between the countries around the world which had developed during 1990 and 2015; he focus on mortality rate, are 32 diseases can be battle with an appropriate health care.

The 32 diseases were analyzed are: tuberculosis, respiratory infections; also some diseases that can be preventing with vaccine (diphteria, whooping cough, tetanus and measles); several kinds of cancer, heart disease and maternal disorder.

Top 25 from 100 points

1. Andorra (95)

2. Iceland (94)

3. Switzerland (92)

4. Sweden (90)

5. Norway (90)

6. Australia (90)

7. Finland (90)

8. Spain (90)

9. Netherlands (90)

10. Luxembourg (89)

11. Japan (89)

12. Italy (89)

13. Ireland (88)

14. Austria (88)

15. France (88)

16. Belgium (88)

17. Canada (88)

18. Slovenia (87)

19. Greece (87)

20. Germany (86)

21. Singapore (86)

22. New Zealand (86)

23. South Korea (86)

24. Denmark (86)

25. Israel (86)

In some countries millions of people don’t have health care, vaccines, treatment yet. Almost the half of the countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) has less than a doctor for each 1.000 habitants.

Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Their human labor in sanitary area it is really important in countries without health cover.

Information of Médicos Sin Fronteras.

The UHC pretend that those millions of people have universal health coverage, at the moment and thanks of organization as Medicos Sin Fronteras, unprotected countries are now attended.

The map shows the lack of health coverage in more than the half of countries in the world.

Universal health assistance in the entire world (on December, 2014).

Nations with universal health assistance.

 

As usual, there you have a video: “Universal health coverage for everyone”

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