Quality, Equity, Dignity in health services – It’s everybody’s job: national leaders, citizens, health professionals

May 31, 2018 | GS, News

There can be no Universal Health Coverage (UHC) without quality, equity, dignity and sexual and reproductive health and rights ‘– that statement by Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus captures one of the key takeaways from the 71st World Health Assembly side event ‘Why women, children, adolescents and youth are central to advancing UHC, Quality, Equity, Dignity (QED), and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)’, on the 23rd of May in Geneva.

The event, co-organized by the Governments of Malawi and Sweden[1] and co-chaired by the Hon. Atupele Muluzi, Minister of Health, Malawi and Dr Anders Nordström, Swedish Ambassador for the Global Health Ministry for Foreign Affairs, provided a forum for citizens to articulate their experiences in citizen-led accountability processes in relation to UHC, gender equality, sexual reproductive health and rights, and for government representatives to share how they are building systems and structures able to sustain quality of care and achieving UHC, gender equality and health equity.

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