Universal Health Coverage

Last year, WHO made universal health coverage its top priority. Investing in primary health care, which can meet 90 percent of people’s health needs, is the place to start.

In fact, countries’ performance on most indicators in this report depends on strong primary health care systems. The WHO director-general called it “the responsibility of every country … to pursue universal coverage.”

The shape of this curve over time will reveal how governments responded to this challenge.