Financial Protection

Financial protection refers to the financing of health services that protects individuals and households from ruin or adverse effects on their living conditions resulting from payments for health care. These consequences are usually, and only necessarily, due to direct payments that the

Quality of Care

In the framework of the “Supply” pillar of the UHC, quality of care is defined as the extent to which health services achieve desired health outcomes or improve the health status of populations. Quality health care requires effective health interventions delivered by

Equity

In the context of the “demand” pillar of the UHC, equity in the use of services is defined as reducing the gap between the need for health services and their use. Individuals must be aware of their need for health services, as