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How Developing Countries Can Achieve Universal Health Coverage

In recent years, Vietnam has made remarkable progress toward achieving universal health coverage, thanks partly to the government’s embrace of strategic public-private partnerships. For countries that have struggled to broaden access to quality care, this model may be worth embracing.

ZURICH – Virtually every country worldwide has committed to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But some countries are progressing much faster than others in delivering equitable access not only to health services, but also to affordable medicines and vaccines. Among those leading the pack is Vietnam.