World Bank, WHO Announce New Targets for Universal Health Coverage


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On December 6, 2013, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke at a joint Government of Japan-World Bank Conference on Universal Health Coverage in Tokyo. In his remarks, he announced that the Bank and the World Health Organization are releasing a joint framework for monitoring progress toward universal health coverage with two targets, one for financial protection, and one for service delivery.
For more on the targets, read the full text of Dr. Kim's speech.

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December 09, 2013

Ironic that the Bank cannot solve the issue of universal healthcare coverage among its own staff. STCs, are a sizable portion of the employees at this institution, yet they are not eligible for any healthcare benefits...any benefits for that matter.