Universal health coverage anchored in the right to health

January 17, 2003By: Faraz Siddiqui Download PDF

European Commissioner for Develop-ment Andris Piebalgs recently pointed out the need for “updated and modernised [Millennium Development Goals], pro-viding decent living standards for all – a set of minimum floors below which no one should fall”.1 He added that “these ‘MDGs plus’ would provide the basic rights that every citizen on the planet should expect … with, where necessary, for the poorest countries, the support of the international community through continued overseas development assistance”.

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