Call for Posts: How a Woman-Centered Agenda Can Make Universal Health Coverage More Than a Mantra

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By: Kathleen McDonald, Independent Consultant; Katie Millar, Technical Writer, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Stacy Griswold, Senior Project Coordinator, University Research Co., LLC and Center for Human Services

As momentum builds towards the unveiling of the post-2015 agenda, the global health community has its eye on universal health coverage (UHC) as a priority for operationalizing the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The issue at hand is not whether UHC is achievable, but is ensuring that UHC researchers, implementers, and policy-makers collaborate to provide rich evidence to improve and ensure quality health care for all. In order to facilitate this collaboration, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and USAID|TRAction hosted the session, Woman-Centered Care as the Engine for Universal Health Coverage, at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa on September 30, 2014.
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