Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere

“Universal Health Coverage (UHC)” as the theme for the 2018 world health day celebration means that all people receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. UHC is to be achieved by the year 2030 as part of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). UHC will result in reduction in the prevalence of epidemics, poverty, hunger and increase in quality of life, life expectancy and economic growth. Achieving UHC cannot be a done overnight but all countries need to take appropriate steps to hasten it.