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Global Leaders Urge U.N. Member States To Include UHC In Post-2015 Development Agenda

“An emerging movement of global leaders of government, civil society and finance is urging United Nations member states … to include universal health coverage (UHC) in the next round of global goals for economic development, just as similar reforms take root in the U.S.,” where enrollment opens on Tuesday “for newly created health care exchanges which aim to expand accessibility for millions of American families,” a Management Sciences for Health (MSH) press release reports. The press release notes “a billion people worldwide are unable to obtain modern health care and 100 million every year are forced into poverty by out-of-pocket health costs” and highlights “a recent statement signed by 15 global civil society organizations (including Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Oxfam, Save the Children, Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World, among others) urging U.N. member states to include UHC as a priority in the development framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals” (9/30).

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