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Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001

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Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage

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(p.305) 14 Universal Health Coverage
Equity and Access

K. Srinath Reddy

Manu Raj Mathur

Oxford University Press

In the last few decades, several initiatives have been undertaken by Government of India to increase access to essential health services. A framework for UHC was also developed by a High Level Expert Group (HLEG). The recently developed National Health Policy of India also espouses equity, universality, and affordability among its key principles and commits higher financial resources with emphasis on Primary Health Care. For UHC to be viable, it has to be embedded in a broad based framework of health assurance, based on a conceptual model that extends from financial protection, across a well-functioning health system, to the social determinants of health.

Keywords:   Universal Health Coverage, 12th Plan, Sustainable Development Goals, Out-Of-Pocket-Spending, National Health Policy, Health Assurance

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