CAMPAIGN CORRESPONDENCE


  • Universal Health Coverage

    28 August 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

    The UK is a global champion for UHC. I am proud that the UK has been a vital pioneer through the establishment of the National Health Service and continues to host many of the best medical scientists and practitioners in the world. 

    It is firmly in the UK’s national interest to work with countries to promote good health, to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks, and to contribute to the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Tackling these challenges is essential to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. Earlier this year, the UK Government set out its progress through its first Voluntary National Review.

    The UK Government provides funding to the World Health Organisation through the UHC partnership programme, along with the EU, Japan and other donors. This supports the development of UHC country plans to help countries to prioritise their own pathway to achieve UHC. Over 60 countries have now developed these plans and the UK Government is advocating the use of the plans to drive greater coordination of efforts from other multilaterals.

    At the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage this September, the UK will be a strong advocate for increased domestic resources for primary health care and prevention and is pushing for positive commitments.

    Thank you again for taking the time to contact me

    Yours sincerely,



    Mel Stride MP

    MP for Central Devon







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