UCL Population Health Sciences


Equitable Health Systems

Our research aims to develop affordable, quality health systems that are accessible to all populations to reduce inequalities in health.


Equitable Health Systems


More than half the world's population still lacks access to essential health services such as family planning and immunisation. In many countries, health systems are failing to meet the needs of all, threatening progress towards universal health coverage and exacerbating poor health, inequality and poverty. The challenges raised by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and the approaching 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals underline the need for urgent action to ensure equitable health systems.  

Our aim is to investigate how to ensure accessible and affordable health services and medicines. We identify and propose solutions to reduce bias in healthcare systems from medical research up to the point of care. To this end, several themes are explored by UCL researchers such as the potential contribution of the private sector, social protection, digital innovations and investment. 

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