Universal Health Care
Peter Sands calls for increases in funding from implementing countries and for health’s share of ODA
“It is a false dichotomy to have a tension between Universal Health Care or ‘ending the epidemic’,” said Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands at the 22nd International AIDS conference, where scores of formal and thousands of informal discussions focused on the need to integrate HIV testing, care and treatment into the broader global health agenda.
While some countries are making progress in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), very few countries appear to dedicate a sufficient share of government funding for health from domestic resources. They continue to depend on unacceptable levels of out-of-pocket spending, in addition to fragmented and volatile donor funding.