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Cambridge Global Challenges


Advancing Health Systems for All in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: How should health systems engage communities to achieve universal coverage?

The Alma Ata vision of ‘Health for All’ remains as compelling today as it was in 1978, as reflected in goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But the world has changed in forty years.

Despite improved health outcomes, there remain extraordinary challenges for health equity and social inclusion, such as demographic and disease transitions, conflicts and their subsequent migrations, pluralistic health systems and markets, and climate change. Political systems still marginalize those most in need. Yet there are new opportunities for health systems to achieve universal coverage.

The Fifth Global Symposium will advance conversations and collaborations on new ways of financing health; delivering services; and engaging the health workforce, new social and political alliances, and new applications of technologies to promote health for all.


For details on symposium programme and ticket prices please see the hsr2018 event website.


Monday, 8 October, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 12 October, 2018 - 17:00
Event location: 
ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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