Good health is essential to sustained economic and social development and poverty reduction. Access to needed health services is crucial for maintaining and improving health. At the same time, people need to be protected from being pushed into poverty because of the cost of health care.
Universal health coverage is defined as ensuring that all people have access to needed health services (including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation) of sufficient quality to be effective while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user the financial hardship. Universal health coverage has therefore become a major goal for health reform in many countries and a priority objective
Source: https://www.who.int/healthsystems/universal_health_coverage/en/ of WHO
We believe that no one should die because he has no access to medicines. We do pledge for access to essential medicines as we believe it is now health for all. Type 1 patients still have no access to insulin for free; no access to cancer treatment because there is no comprehensive care: people are doomed to go abroad and spending a lot of money. It is our accountability to defend rights of patients who cannot afford medicine and to make medicines accessible in the country.