For some, universal health coverage is a remote vision. The idea, according to Management Sciences for Health President and CEO Jonathan Quick, is actually not that far-fetched.
Universal health coverage refers to the commitment of countries to provide basic health, prevention and treatment services to all their citizens without financially burdening them. Today, 50 countries, including 20 lower-middle-income countries offer such coverage, Quick noted in an exclusive interview with Devex on the sidelines of the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative annual gathering in New York.
“I think the biggest thing that’s happening right now that affects health systems is the movement toward universal health coverage,” Quick said.
He also explained why investment in global health is one of the best ways to improve U.S. image abroad and security at home. How? Watch the above video to know more.