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UHC and climate provide rebels with a cause

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 09 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m49
  1. Kamran Abbasi, executive editor
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African head of the World Health Organization, experienced universal health coverage (UHC), in the form of the NHS, when he studied in London in 1991. In an Essay (doi:10.1136/bmj.l6790), Tedros passionately champions UHC, and WHO is pushing for universal health coverage as never before, with impetus given by the UN sustainable development goals.

Much of the world marvels at the great experiment that is the NHS. Delivering UHC is hard, complex, and driven by …

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