The Lancet  |  September 30, 2019

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On Sept 23, 2019, the 74th UN General Assembly adopted a historic political declaration: “universal health coverage: moving together to build a healthier world” With increasing economic growth in low-income and middle-income countries, popular demand for affordable access to high-quality health services is unmistakable. Yet, universal health coverage must be built on legal foundations, the rule of law, and human rights. A partnership of WHO, UNAIDS, the UN Development Programme, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union is launching the Universal Health Coverage Legal Solutions Network to support governments, parliaments, and stakeholders to craft, implement, and enforce effective universal health coverage laws, regulations, and policies.

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