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World Bank: Affordable health services to 1.5 billion people by 2030 - P4H Network

World Bank: Affordable health services to 1.5 billion people by 2030

Focus on improved affordability, expanded geographic reach, and increased scope of services are the goals set at this year’s spring meeting in collaboration with the WHO.

This initiative is part of a broader effort to ensure a basic standard of care throughout every stage of life, from infancy to adulthood. The strategy focuses on expanding health coverage, improving affordability, and reaching underserved areas, with a significant emphasis on reducing financial barriers.

The plan’s core elements include expanding the scope of health services beyond maternal and child health to cover the entire lifespan, deploying healthcare to remote areas, and working with governments to cut unnecessary fees and other financial obstacles. The World Bank Group aims to achieve this goal through a combination of financing, knowledge, and partnerships.

Strong collaboration is crucial for this initiative. The World Bank Group is seeking to work closely with non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and civil society to ensure effective implementation. The support from Japan’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Knowledge Hub, which aims to strengthen health and finance ministries, is another example of these collaborative efforts.