The annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting will gather officials from 53 countries in Geneva, Switzerland on 19 May, to discuss how to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) in their countries.
The theme of the meeting, “Universal Health Coverage: Reaching the unreached, ensuring no one is left behind”, emphasises the importance of UHC as a means of securing a more sustainable future for Commonwealth citizens.
This entails the inclusion of women, young people, adolescents and other vulnerable populations, such as those with mental health challenges or disabilities, not only as recipients of health services, but also as sources of innovative solutions and equal partners in service delivery.
The objectives of the Commonwealth Health Ministers meeting include:
The meeting will be chaired by Fiji’s Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete.
Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete, Minister of Health and Medical Services, Fiji
Robert Yates, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House
At the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva on Sunday, ministers discussed the need to prioritise women, youth, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups, in their ongoing push towards universal health coverage. MORE
Commonwealth ministers of health will meet this Sunday, 19 May in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss how to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) in their countries, in order to safeguard vulnerable populations. MORE