Reaching those furthest behind

Meeting Organizer

The World Bank

International Health Partnership for UHC 2030 (UHC2030), World Health Organization (WHO) and Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM)

Contact Person : Kazumi Inden,

30 January 2020
14:00 - 17:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 7

Closed Meeting Invitation Only


Accelerating progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) requires multi-stakeholder action, particularly to ensure accountability. Following UHC2030's successful engagement of multistakeholders in leading up to the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC in September 2019, this side meeting will share emerging evidence on those being left furthest behind on the road to UHC as well as a framework for accelerating advocacy and accountability efforts on UHC. This evidence will serve as the background for the discussions about the reasons why so many people around the world continue to be left behind and strategies and potential solutions to deliver the promise of “reaching the furthest behind first” to achieve “health for all.”


This side event has the following three main objectives; (1) to share and discuss the findings of the Primary Health Care on the Road to Universal Health Coverage 2019 Monitoring Report and to present an overview of its civil society led analysis of the report entitled Leaving No one Behind: Delivering on the Promise of Health for All; (2) to share and discuss a new report presenting evidence from the country level on populations being left furthest behind in UHC; and (3) to present and discuss the framework to be used for the forthcoming UHC2030 report on “State of the UHC Commitment”. The commitment report will accelerate advocacy and accountability efforts of the UHC Movement further to implement UHC Political Declaration, which was adopted in the UN High-level meeting on UHC in 2019.