Health for All: The benefits of universal health coverage


In much of the world today, the notion of equitable, universal access to health care remains a distant dream.

But universal health coverage is not unattainable–and Japan is among the inspiring countries that have proved it.

Anthony Lake 1a UN LLLLFor many years, Japan has been a leader in the movement to provide everyone with access to quality health care.

Every human being, everywhere, deserves this, and every society benefits from it.

Having achieved universal health coverage for its own citizens in 1961, Japan now provides financing and support to help extend coverage to the world’s most underserved communities.

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