Youth summit on UHC Day held in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:29 pm, 06 Jan 2017, Fri

Youth summit on UHC Day held in Bangladesh

On the third annual Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day on 12 December 2016, first of its kind Youth Summit on the issue was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. SERAC-Bangladesh organised the summit in association with USAID, EngenderHealth, Bondhu, Sharenet Bangladesh and Universal Health Coverage Coalition. During the day-long summit, more than 150 participants attended from all over the country. Experts prioritised on young people to be effectively engaged and informed to reach health targets for the country. With deliberate participation, young people raised health issues faced by them and emphasised how to improve the quality of healthcare making it more youth friendly, ensuring access to quality medicines, and interventions to include families and educational institutions to make comprehensive sexuality education more accessible for youths. They also raised voices to include health as a fundamental human right in the Bangladesh constitution.