On Dec. 12, nearly 800 organizations in 117 countries that are part of the Universal Health Coverage Coalition will rally in support of the 2012 unanimous decree by the United Nations endorsing universal health coverage worldwide.
The observation points to the right to access quality health services without financial hardship as an achievable investment. It also points out the hardships of those who require health coverage after pandemics, climate-related deaths and conflicts.
Pediatricians can pledge support and find additional information about this AAP-supported campaign at http://universalhealthcoverageday.org/. The right for all people to access quality health care also is a focus of the Academy. The AAP Blueprint for Children policy agenda includes goals as a leading nation, calling on the U.S. president to promote maternal and child health and maintain the U.S. role as the leading nation for children. Access the Blueprint at http://bit.ly/2dyjxT2.