Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage(UHC) is defined as access to the quality health service without the risk of financial hardships or without being pushed to extreme poverty due to catastrophic health expenditure. Even if, the system design to provide universal access to the quality health service, it also has a significant effect on poverty reduction and increasing social stability.
Besides the pressure from a High prevalence of disease in Africa, the additional reason for focusing into UHC is a moral one: most people are suffering from something that is preventable by integrated health service approach, such as universal health coverage.
Accepting and integration of UHC in the national policy level is not enough, the national policies should be translated into the ground. still, Africa is facing a challenge in spite of the national UHC police, with regard to health insurance and financial protection, mobilizing internal resource and quality health service delivery.
There is no single fit model to achieving universal health coverage in Africa. All policies and strategies should consider each country local conditions. Even though, Africa is a highly diversified continent most of the problems are common to all countries. Africa should work on the basements of universal health coverage temple. such as peace, good governance, and health financing. In addition, Africa should also give attention to strengthening the pillars of UHC temple such as Health information, health human resource, medical products(health technologies) and service delivery.

Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage(UHC) is the foundation for population stability in terms of health, sustained economic and social development. UHC was brought in to the table by Alma-Ata declaration before 30 years. With a central idea of ”Health for all”. which believed to produce better quality of life as well as prosperity and stability in the world (2).
Universal health Coverage is a service package in the health sector that design to give a quality health service and financial protection to the entire population in a given country. The aim and objective of universal health coverage is financial risk protection, improved access to quality health services, and improved health outcomes(1).
In most country people prefer health one of their highest priorities, in another countries,they rate health before only economic concerns, such as unemployment, low wages and a high cost of living. Due to high health priority in the society, universal health coverage become a social and political concern(2).
UHC is defined as access to the quality health service with out the risk of financial hardships or without they being pushed to extreme poverty due to catastrophic health expenditure. It is all about quality health service ,accessibility as well as financial risk protection.
Even if, the system design to provide universal access to the quality health service, it also has significant effect in poverty reduction and increasing social stability(3). Because of the political and social nature of the system, the universal health coverage able to attract the attention of all UN state members.
Achieving UHC is an important objective for all countries to attain equability, accessibility, accountability, resilience and sustainability health structure. Health system strengthening is a means to progress towards UHC. A functioning UHC is organized around the people, institutions and resources that are mandated to improve, maintain or restore the health of a given population.