'Leave No One Behind When It Comes to Health: Invest in Health Systems for All' is the theme for Universal Health Coverage Day 2021.
The World Health Organization
Universal Health Coverage Day
, which is observed on December 12
each year. The 12th of December marks the 50th anniversary
of the first majority United States resolution requiring all nations to offer cheap, high-quality health care to their inhabitants. UHC is presented as a tool for advancing the broader concept of the human right to life
, which is founded on several international accords or widely endorsed international texts.
The United Nations has adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030, which include universal health coverage. In many countries, universal healthcare is inadequate,
lacking heroic procedures and long-term care. According to WaterAid, many countries' national infrastructure cannot sustain first-world healthcare delivery processes because they lack drinkable water, much alone energy.