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April 18-19, 2013
The New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

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. 


bioethics   global health   health care finance   health care reform   insurance   international