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Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage

R4D is working with policymakers, implementers, researchers, and development partners to identify better ways for low- and middle-income countries to improve access to effective health care and reduce poverty from catastrophic health care expenditures by moving towards universal health coverage (UHC). R4D’s UHC program consists of four separate, but related, areas of work:

  • Producing analysis to strengthen the evidence base for UHC through high-impact analysis such as the Transitions in Health research initiative designed to foster greater understanding of the factors influencing health spending in low and middle income countries and the Lancet UHC series that documents multiple facets of what is happening with UHC globally.  
  • Creating linkages between public and private actors to promote public stewardship of private providers in mixed health systems through the Center for Health Market Innovations – a comprehensive web platform that gathers reliable, relevant, and up-to-date information on more than 1000 health market innovations in over 100 countries – and providing Secretariat support for the HANSHEP Health Systems Hub, which aims to support learning, networking and collaboration among global health practitioners, policymakers, researchers and development partners committed to creating equitable and sustainable health systems for all.