From commitment to action: private sector engagement for UHC

Meeting Organizer


World Bank, World Economic Forum

Contact Person : Sofiat Akinola,

29 January 2020
14:00 - 17:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 5

Closed Meeting Invitation Only


Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) largely depends on a multistakeholder approach. The for-profit private sector offers a diverse range of health and related products, services, and innovation. It provides over 60% of health services in some countries. The aim of this session is to identify how multi-stakeholder partnerships can help scale up efforts to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. It will highlight the UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency Statement on Private Sector contributions towards Universal Health Coverage released on 20 September 2019. The session is associated with the UHC2030 Private-Sector Constituency hosted by the World Economic Forum The UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency released a statement on 20 September 2019, ahead of the UN-High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage to complement the political declaration on UHC. The launch of the Private Sector Constituency Statement is the first time that the private sector has collectively recognized the significant role it can play in achieving UHC. The statement outlines seven ways the private sector can contribute to UHC and emphasizes the role of governments and other stakeholders in creating an enabling environment for the private sector to contribute. it describes the importance of structured engagement of all partners and procedures to work with non-state actors. UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency The UHC2030 hosted by the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization is the only global health partnership that engages the private sector in a structured way together with governments, civil society and international organization stakeholders. The World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation, hosts the Private-Sector Constituency of UHC2030 and provides a platform for interaction for all UHC2030 partners and health system networks.


The private sector statement provides a basis for further dialogue with all UHC stakeholders on shared vision and collaborative action to maximize private sector contributions to UHC. The UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency mandate is now to put the statement into action and involve other key stakeholders to collaborate on UHC. The purpose of the “From commitment to action: private sector engagement for UHC” session is to provide an enabling platform for stakeholders from public sector – governments, academics, non-for-profit organizations, foundations and the private sector to showcase and discuss a multi-stakeholder approach to actioning the statement. Objectives: 1. To accelerate the global movement and multi-stakeholder collaboration in scaling up efforts towards UHC 2. To brainstorm on joint actions, with a focus on multi-stakeholder cooperation mechanism that enables progress towards UHC 3. To effectively exchange on challenges and solutions associated with achieving UHC and the role of public-private partnerships in unlocking UHC goals 4. To provide a platform where all key stakeholders can learn from and help strengthen private sector actions towards UHC