Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021
Time: 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Description: 

On December 12 of each year, Universal Health Day (also called Universal Health Coverage Day) is celebrated globally. This day is of great relevance throughout the world and in particular in the Region of the Americas because it represents a new opportunity to remember that Universal Health means that all people, everywhere, have access to quality health services, when and where they need it, without exposing them to economic difficulties and with interventions that allow them to have a healthy life for their development and human well-being.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex links between health, the economy, the environment, and social protection policies and mechanisms showing that as countries continue to confront the pandemic and look toward recovery, progress in public health reported over the past 10 years continue to be lost. Therefore, it is urgent to invest in building of resilient health systems as a central component of recovery and thus resume the path towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health in the Americas.

With this approach and under the motto “LEAVE NO ONE´S HEALTH BEHIND: Invest in Health Systems for All", the Universal Health Day will be celebrated with a high-level virtual meeting led by the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, who together with experts and leaders from the Americas Region will analyze how countries can sustain and increase public investment in health and social protection to build resilience in health systems.

Register to participate via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3FG3Maa

Objective(s) of the meeting: 

Analyze how countries can sustain and increase public investment in health and social protection to build resilience in health systems.

Keywords: 
Heatlh Systems, Health for All, Universal Health, Right to Health