Governments can do more for universal health coverage: WHO

Patients are seen in the waiting room of a regional centre for diagnostic and medical treatment in Mongolia

Universal access to health care services can be achieved if governments do more to ensure that there are health insurance schemes that cover everyone.

That's the conclusion of a study of countries in Asia and Africa published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The study says that community and social health insurance schemes in these countries reduce the need to pay for health services at the point of delivery.

To find out more about this, Derrick Mbatha spoke with Joe Kutzin, Coordinator of Health Financing Policy at WHO in Geneva.

Duration: 4'57″

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