A human rights perspective on universal health coverage
The drive to achieving universal health coverage by 2030 is gathering momentum as countries develop and refine national plans. For some, UHC is at pilot stage, for others national schemes are already established. But across each country there are uniting themes - the need for meaningful engagement of marginalised groups; fears over who will be responsible for delivering HIV prevention, treatment and care services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers, and adolescent girls and young women; ongoing criminalisation of vulnerable groups; and declining funds and shrinking space for civil society engagement.
In our series of articles assessing progress towards UHC implementation, we hear from activists involved in the Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response (PITCH) advocacy programme in Indonesia, Kenya, Southern Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam on the challenges facing marginalised groups affected by HIV and the actions they are taking in the battle to ensure UHC truly leaves no one behind.activists on the challenges facing marginalised groups affected by HIV and the actions they are taking to ensure UHC truly leaves no one behind.