Demystifying the concept of Universal Health Care: A review

  • J.M. Muthuuri
Keywords: Equitable, Access, Efficiency, Quality, Availability


Background: The concept of Universal Health Care (UHC) has become of late a common password, within the political circles without explicitly defining the meaning. There is a need to shed some light on the origin and meaning of this important philosophy.
Objective: To define and demystify what UHC is all about.
Data source: Published literature and other articles.
Data selection and extraction: Relevant material as to give clarity to the primary philosophy and understanding of the basic and practical steps to implementation.
Conclusions: The UHC envisages equalization of the quality of health provision to the citizenly of a country, utilising the available resources.

Key words: Equitable, Access, Efficiency, Quality, Availability


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eISSN: 1994-1072
print ISSN: 1994-1072