On the road to universal health coverage

Subtitle: The vital role of the essential package for health impact Eugénie, a widow in Rwanda, farms to provide for her children. In January 2012, she had surgery to remove a tumor, a procedure that would have devastated her family economically if she did not have insurance. Rwanda’s health insurance program is the most successful of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa: it supports the health of more than 90 percent of the population, including the most vulnerable, like Eugénie. Rwanda is one of over 100 countries — over half of which are low- and middle-income countries — that have taken steps to provide universal health coverage (UHC).

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On the road to universal health coverage