Launching the #BoldMoves campaign
"Where is the sense of urgency? How does it feel, that a 100 million people still live in poverty due to catastrophic health expenditure? Forty years ago in Alma Ata we spoke about 'Health for all' by the year 2000. Today we are still talking about the same issue. We have run out of excuses... we need to gear up... all of us."
A participant from Vietnam made this statement during a panel session at the UHC Forum in Tokyo, 12-15 December 2017. At the formal opening of the UHC Forum in the presence of a large number of global health dignitaries, the tone was set: business as usual no longer suffices. As the Global Monitoring report on UHC progress clearly demonstrates, progress towards universal health coverage is slow and many inequities persist.
Bold Moves campaign
The need for a radical rethink is clearer by the day and the Health Systems Governance Collaborative and the UHC-Partnership are now proud to launch our Bold Moves campaign.
At the UHC Forum in Tokyo, we held a meeting for participants to explore new ways of governance and partnerships for UHC with aim of Bold Moves in mind. These important interactions are now reflected in a ten-point Mini-manifesto.
If you are interested in taking a bold move to change health systems governance for the better, do join us! You can sign up to our interactive platform and answer the question on our home page: If governance is everyone's business, what bold move do YOU want to take?
You can also follow the #BoldMoves campaign on Twitter.