5th Annual Technical Meeting of the EU-Luxembourg-WHO UHC Partnership in Brussels

21 March 2017


This year marks the 5th Year Anniversary of the EU-Luxembourg-WHO UHC Partnership, an unique programme with a global ambition promoting policy dialogue on national health policies, strategies and plans with 28 target countries, with the goal of supporting the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

On this occasion, from 21-23 March, Ministers of Health representatives, development organizations, decision-makers, European institutions representatives, Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, WHO officials from the three levels of the Organization, academia and donors are meeting to celebrate achievements, collectively share experiences on challenges and ruminate on innovative solutions at country level with the aim of jointly moving the UHC agenda forward.

The three-day meeting will address critical health systems issues in the context of UHC and the SDGs: the close connection between resilient health systems and security in particular in fragile states; the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs at country level and how this can positively impact different health areas i.e investment in health workforce; the importance of genuine and strong partnerships at global and at country level to improve aid-effectiveness; and the relevance of a Health-in-All-policies approach involving all sectors to respond to shifting health needs.