New HGHI-BMJ initiative: Delivering on the promise of universal health coverage

April 27, 2016
New HGHI-BMJ initiative: Delivering on the promise of universal health coverage

In partnership with The BMJ, Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) has launched a new initiative on effective universal health coverage. While there is consensus on the need for universal health coverage, less is known about how to actually achieve it. The initiative begins with a call for papers to further our collective understanding about "how to do universal health coverage well." 

The partnership was formally launched with an editorial in The BMJ by Ashish Jha, HGHI Faculty Director, Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of The BMJ, and Kamran Abbasi, international editor of The BMJ. Jha, Godlee, and Abbasi voice their support for the goal of universal health coverage, but stress that simply covering more people is not enough to improve health and well-being. Instead, nations must ensure that their citizens receive effective, universal health coverage.

HGHI and The BMJ encourage submissions from countries of every income level. We encourage you to share the editorial widely and encourage others to submit their empirical, technical and perspective articles for publication as part of this initiative. 

Read the full editorial here.