For healthcare to be accessible, affordable and equal, policies and programmes that promote universal health coverage need to be based on evidence.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
The new director-general of the World Health Organisation has set universal health coverage as a priority. There are several ways to make headway with this goal.
South Africa's plan for universal health coverage has taken another crucial step with the introduction of a new policy document aimed at delivering more equitable healthcare.
The concept of Universal Health Coverage is the new focus post-2015. If implemented properly, it could remedy some of the disparities in health care.