Universal Coverage in Developing Country Health Systems: Ethical Dilemmas
Can Universal Coverage be achieved in even the world's lowest-income countries? China's recent health reform, which in three years has extended health coverage to 95% of Chinese citizens, including innovative financing initiatives in some of the poorest provinces, has focused the attention of governments of low-income countries on UC. The World Health Organization's annual report of 2010, Health Systems Financing: The Path to Universal Coverage, identified the prospects for UC in even the least-developed countries and sparked an international effort to pursue this once-elusive goal.
Conference co-sponsors include: The Division of Medical Ethics and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University; the Harvard Global Health Institute; the Department of Global and Public Health, University of Bergen; and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund.