Global Business School for Health


Universal Healthcare for All webinar

19 January 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Female doctor with female patient

Providing universal health coverage by 2030 is something global governments are striving towards via the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But how can such a system be financed and does it matter who pays?

This event is free.

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UCL Global Business School for Health

Governments across the world are committed to achieving universal health coverage as part of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The WHO has defined the goal “To ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.” This aspiration for healthcare access particularly given the challenges of the past few year seems a long way off.

However, it has never been more important to achieve. Although government commitment is essential for taking this goal forward, there is also the question of how to finance such a system. In this webinar, we ask a panel of health experts from different health systems to address the question of whether it matters who the payers and providers are for delivering universal health and wellbeing.


Professor Gerard F. Anderson, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School Public Health and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management

Professor Jolene Skordis, UCL, Vice-Dean (International) for Population Health Sciences and Director of UCL’s Centre for Global Health Economics

Dr Folabi Ogunlesi MB BS DPhil MRCP (UK), Vesta Healthcare, Managing Partner, Nigeria

Sujata Rao, Former Union Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

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