Young people launch #READY4UHC campaign

Young people launch #READY4UHC campaign

Universal health coverage (UHC) aims to ensure that all people receive essential health services without falling into poverty due to high health expenses. How to make sure young people’s needs are well incorporated in universal health coverage plans at country level? Young people themselves have started campaigning.

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What is the campaign about?

The #READY4UHC campaign creates an opportunity for young people, in all their diversity, to speak out and demand for their health needs. It also caters for learning opportunities about UHC and connects youth advocates for joint action. Herewith young people take lead and make sure they become meaningfully involved in the design and implementation of UHC plans at every level. #READY4UHC  was launched in Aidsfonds’ booth at ICASA conference in Rwanda last December.

The #READY4UHC campaign is led by the network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+) and supported by Frontline AIDS, PATA and Aidsfonds with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Embassy in Maputo through READY and PITCH programmes.

 

The launch allowed us to FEEL the importance of the cause

– Yordanos T. Wolde, Talent Youth Association Ethiopia

What is universal health coverage?

Universal health coverage aims to ensure that all people receive essential health services without falling into poverty due to high health expenses. UHC was officially included in the UN's 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. It has become a critical global health priority around the world. This means that drastic changes are to be made in current complex health systems that elicit societal challenges.

 

Universal health care can't truly be 'universal' without the involvement of young people living with HIV in its decision making process

– Yordanos T. Wolde, Talent Youth Association Ethiopia

 

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This article was published in the Aidsfonds Young People & HIV e-news Feb 2020 edition. Do you want to receive this newsletter in the future? Sign up

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