Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: Do not leave those suffering behind

171214On the first ever Universal Health Coverage Day, the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, one of the founding global partners for the Day, has released a report on: ‘Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: Do not leave those suffering behind’. The WHPCA supports the tag line of the day – health for all!

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is defined as ensuring that all people can use the promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship.

The report highlights how palliative care is not often available and accessible to those who need it and in accessing palliative care households can be driven into financial hardship…read more

From ehospice