Universal Health Coverage

SDG target: Achieve universal health coverage for all.

With Universal Health Coverage (UHC), all people in a country have access to essential health services without risking financial hardship. Higher-income countries are more likely than lower-income countries to achieve UHC, but this graph shows that some lower-income countries get much better results than others. Although Rwanda and Ethiopia are poorer than the other countries, both have invested heavily in community-based primary health care. As a result, their UHC performance has improved dramatically.

poverty graph

Below is the global progress on this indicator since 1990. Explore progress for specific countries using the drop-down menu below the chart.