International Universal Health Coverage Day 2019
The International Universal Health Coverage Day is an international observance as per the United Nations resolution 72/138. The day was first observed in 2017 with the objective that everyone, everywhere around the world should have access to quality and affordable health care.
On 12th December 2012, the UN General Assembly unanimously endorsed a resolution urging all countries to accelerate their progress towards a Universal Health Coverage(UHC), and from 2014, the UHC coalition started to observe Universal Health Coverage Day on 12th December, later in 2017, the day was declared as a UN-designated day.
The theme for Universal Health Coverage Day 2019: Keep the Promise
This year’s theme is a message by the UHC advocates to the UN member states on their agreement to a Political Declaration on UHC made by all the Head of States during the high-level meeting on UHC at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23rd September 2019.