Universal Health Coverage: UHC2030 Private-Sector Constituency

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is about ensuring that all individuals and communities have access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship.

The UHC2030 hosted by the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization is the only global health partnership which engages the private-sector in a structured way together with governments, civil society and international organization stakeholders. For more information about the UHC2030 visit: https://www.uhc2030.org/  

The UHC2030 Private-Sector Constituency will be the convening platform for private sector entities wishing to contribute to exchange on and collaborate towards universal health coverage. The Constituency will foster dialogue, convene and collaborate with private-sectors and provide a platform for interaction with the private-sector for all UHC2030 partners and health system networks. The aim of the constituency is to be the trusted "go to" community for private-sector engagement on universal health coverage.

The World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation, will host the private-sector constituency of the UHC2030.

For more information on the UHC2030 Private-Sector Constituency: review the initiative two-pager document: https://weforum.box.com/s/myte84va4prvsfkwgt48lqqa83n6ei06

Constituency activities date:

  • We held our first virtual call in October 2018 (introductory call)

  • We had a private session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 on UHC2030: Together for Healthier World with representation from across the private sector. Click here for the discussion point highlights

  • Engagement calls with members on a bi-monthly basis

  • A private sector consultation at the Africa Health Agenda International Conference in Kigali on Why UHC matters for business: high-level sector consultation. The outcome document prepared will feed into the UN HLM preparations for the Hearing in April 29th and UN High Level Meeting on UHC in September

Upcoming activities:

  1. Opportunity for Constituency members to participate in the UH HLM on UHC multi-stakeholder hearing, an interactive hearing that is part of the preparatory process for the UN HLM on UHC, held at the United Nations New York on 29 April, 2019

  2. UHC2030: Global dialogue on private sector engagement (hosted by the World Health Organization and the World Bank) at the 72nd World Health Assembly, Tuesday, 21 May 17.30 - 19.30, Geneva

  3. World Economic Forum Side Event at the 72nd World Health Assembly, Wednesday, 22 May 14.00 -15.30, Geneva

  4. Development of private sector statement on the role and contributions of the private sector on universal health coverage

  5. Opportunity to participate at the UN High Level Meeting on UHC, United Nations in New York on 23 September 2019

Interested in joining the UHC2030 Private-Sector Constituency?

The UHC2030 will accept new members for its Private-Sector Constituency every three months. The next deadline for application is 1 August 2019. Applicants for membership must be for-profit entities that are directly working on health system strengthening. To submit an application visit: https://www.uhc2030.org/about-us/uhc2030-partners/private-sector/