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Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means “to ensure that all people can receive the health services they need at an affordable cost throughout life” and in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015, the achievement of UHC is listed in Goal 3 (health and welfare).
Starting over 50 years ago in 1961, Japan promoted the establishment of the health care system including realizing the National Health Insurance Program. As a result, the people of Japan today enjoy the longest average life span worldwide. The Japan government has prescribed the promotion of UHC as a policy objective and a basic policy as part of the “Basic Design for Peace and Health” announced in September 2015. In addition, utilizing the experience of Japan, the Japan government is actively working on realizing UHC in each country.
With the growing focus on universal health coverage, the JPMA in collaboration with IFPMA, PhRMA and EFPIA developed key guiding principles to inform the design of global UHC policies, which were shared through the joint statement, "Innovative Biopharmaceutical Industry Perspectives on Universal Health Coverage: Proposed Public Policy Principles".

Access Accelerated & JPMA Convene Global Health Leaders at 2017 Universal Health Coverage Forum Side Event

On December 12, 2017, JPMA and Access Accelerated hosted a side event at the 2017 Universal Health Coverage Forum in Tokyo.

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