Universal Health Coverage Day 2021

12 December 2021

Universal Health Coverage Day is an opportunity to review progress and identify gaps in ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can access the health care they need, close to where they live and without falling into financial hardship. It is also a day to focus on what needs to happen next to achieve continuous, concrete progress towards a fairer and healthier world. WHO will release the latest data on universal health coverage, which underscore the impact of COVID-19 on health systems and services worldwide, and show how countries are working to tackle this.


The UHC Partnership joins people, communities and organizations across the world in asking governments, donors and leaders in all sectors to Leave No One’s Health Behind: Invest in health systems for all.

The UHC Partnership is one of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) largest initiatives for international cooperation for universal health coverage (UHC) and primary health care (PHC). It helps deliver WHO support and technical expertise in advancing UHC with a PHC approach to 115 countries, through funding from the European Union (EU), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Irish Aid, the Government of Japan, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the United Kingdom – Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Belgium, Canada and Germany.