Universal health coverage (UHC) ensures that all people everywhere can have the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

In the UK we sometimes take our National Health Service for granted, but in many countries, basic health services are too expensive for everyone to afford. Everyone should be able to get the health care they need without being pushed into poverty or giving up essentials such as food, a safe place to live and clothes.

Investing in health is one of the smartest choices any country can make. When people are healthy, families, communities and economies can reach their full potential.