The World Health Organisation (WHO) will launch a couple of initiatives to support and rapidly accelerate countries’ journey towards universal health coverage. This was announced by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during his media briefing on December 11. He said “The first is a global programme to strengthen primary health care, better equipping countries to prevent and respond to emergencies of all kinds, from the personal crisis of a heart attack to an outbreak of a new and deadly virus. The second is a new “UHC Compendium” designed to help countries develop the packages of services they need to meet their people’s health needs”.
The WHO Chief also informed that WHO was launching a new report that provides the first analysis of how global health spending has changed during 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.