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UK is failing on UN pledge to “leave no one behind” on healthcare, report finds

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 12 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6965
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Many countries in the European Union, including the UK, are failing to uphold their pledge to “leave no one behind” in regard to health, says a report from Doctors of the World.1

The pledge to provide universal health coverage (UHC) was set out by the United Nations in 2015 as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, which also called for action to end poverty and protect the planet.2 But the medical charity found that many countries were not living up to their pledge and that vulnerable people …

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