Trends surrounding health systems must be considered when working towards effective Universal Health Coverage (UHC) implementation. These trends include human mobility at the global level, humanitarian crises, emerging infectious diseases, epidemiological and demographic transitions, and the ever-increasing need for health-care services. Accordingly, health systems should be strengthened at multiple levels (community, national, regional and global), and person-centered quality health care should be delivered to everyone.
Novel approaches as well as mobilization of existing resources are necessary for planning effective and sustainable health systems. Strategic utilization of health data and information and communication technology (ICT) is a significant measure in this era of sustainable development goals (SDGs). These technical innovations can potentially help design a next-generation UHC, to establish healthy and sustainable future societies. Stakeholders from different sectors should ideally be able to collaborate to deliver person-centered quality health care with effective use of health data. However, in reality, obstacles such as conflicts of interest among stakeholders need to be surmounted.
In this side meeting, speakers from diverse sectors will share their experiences and discuss new strategies to design health systems with effective use of health data that could ensure human security at individual levels irrespective of location; how to overcome challenges in collaborating with stakeholders; and global partnerships expected from the perspective of global human security.