Side Meetings


Myths and reality of UHC


  • 14:00 - 17:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 11

  • Contact Person : Warisa Panichkriangkrai,

  • International Health Policy Program, Thailand (IHPP)
  • Global Health Division, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • National Health Security Office
  • Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
  • CCS-Enhancing Leadership in Global Health – Thailand (CCS-EnLIGHT)

Universal Health Coverage (‎UHC)‎ is recognized as a foundation in making progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 for health and well-being and other health-related goals. In 2019, the United Nations High-Level meeting on Universal Health Coverage adopted the political declaration, with contributions from World Health Assembly resolution. The high-level meeting set a significant milestone for UHC at global level.


Halfway through the 2030 SDG journey, UHC progress is not on track, and the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be taking the world further away from the SDG targets. Myths about UHC also hinder the progress, as a result, gaps persist between policy, implementation, and outcomes.


Against the backdrop of negative consequences on humanity, efforts should be redoubled through the highest level of political commitment at the UNGA in 2023. It is high time to speed up the progress toward achieving UHC through PMAC2023 platform by providing correct and in-sight information on UHC implementation.

  • To provide facts about UHC (compare to misinformation about UHC)
  • To maintain momentum of UHC movement towards UNGA HLM on UHC in 2023