Access barriers to achieve universal health in the era of COVID-19

Access barriers to achieve universal health in the era of COVID-19
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Different country experiences have shed light on effective solutions, critical bottlenecks, and practical lessons to strengthen public health functions and impact health access and outcomes. In an even more challenging context, the COVID-19 pandemic offers a stark reminder and a call for collective action to strengthen public health actions and protect the most vulnerable. To support these efforts, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) promotes a renewed focus on the importance of Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) in the Americas. This approach offers an opportunity to catalyze political commitment to ensure universal health, global health security, and more significant health equity in the Americas.

Webinar No. 1 - 23 April, 2021: Access barriers to achieve universal health in the era of COVID-19

WHEN April 23, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 AM (ETD, Washington, DC Time)

HOW Zoom platforms. Link to register here https://bit.ly/3wylaK2

LANGUAGES English and Spanish

Key messages of the webinar

  • Urge leaders to monitor inequities in access barriers, and to ensure that all people can access quality health services when and where they need them.
  • Call for strengthening assessment of access barriers to progress towards universal health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Showcase best practices and methodological tools to evaluate access barriers and facilitate health policy development.

More information at  Webinar series on Essential Public Health Functions;