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Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2017

21 May 2017 Geneva, Switzerland Add to calendar

All Commonwealth governments have committed to taking steps to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC); that is, making progress towards ‘ensuring that all people can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship’ - World Health Organization

The CHMM will provide member countries with an opportunity to examine a variety of options for sustainably funding UHC, and have the opportunity to share country experiences of effective funding models. Ministers will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their efforts to make progress towards UHC.

The collective Commonwealth perspective on these issues and other matters will be articulated at the 70th World Health Assembly between 22-27 May 2017.

CHMM will be chaired by Dr George Pamboridis, Minister of Health for Cyprus.

For more information:
Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2017 | The Commonwealth