Journal article

Achieving UHC in the Pacific, a Closer Look at Implementation: Summary of a Report for Pacific Health Ministers

Katherine Gilbert, Kunhee Park, Corinne Capuano, Taniela Sunia Soakai, Beth Slatyer

HEALTH SYSTEMS & REFORM | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The principles of universal health coverage (UHC) are deeply embedded in health systems across the Pacific. UHC is also one of the stepping stones to achieving the Healthy Islands vision, adopted by Pacific health ministers in 1995, which envisages healthy islands as places where citizens grow, learn, play, and age with dignity. However, recent evidence suggests that though health systems across the Pacific largely remain affordable, there are growing challenges in ensuring access to good quality essential services. This article examines three common challenges to improving essential service delivery across the Pacific and reforms that are currently being put in place to address them. It is ..

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