New cross-sector initiative for universal health coverage

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News: Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System initiative has been launched.

Facts:

  • Lancet Citizens Commission: It is a first of its kind participatory, countrywide initiative in collaboration with world’s leading health journal The Lancet and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University.
  • Objective: To develop a citizens’ roadmap to achieving universal health coverage(UHC) in India over a period of ten years.
  • Principles: The Commission will be guided by four principles:
    • UHC covers all health concerns;
    • Prevention and long-term care are key.
    • The concern is financial protection for all health costs and
    • Aspiring for a health system that can be accessed by all who enjoy the same quality.
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