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Turning The Tables Against The Status Quo At UNGA

Turning the Tables Against the Status Quo at UNGA

Policy is often created in a vacuum, by lawmakers who are far removed from the people affected by the issues on the ground. When it comes to the design and implementation of universal health coverage (UHC), it is essential that patients have a say in the policies and programs that will greatly affect them. As the voice of the global health community, Global Health Council, along with the Medtronic Foundation, Novo Nordisk and members of the NCD Roundtable, held a side event during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on UHC centered around patients. “Turning the Tables: Patient Perspectives on UHC“ aimed to flip the script by having patients lead the dialogue on their vision for health for all.