Progress on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are both critical drivers in achieving the 2030 global goals. However, their complexity means that there is no one silver bullet in addressing these dual intertwined issues. The positive news is that solutions do exist, as well as the opportunities to scale these solutions for greatest impact. It begins with political commitment, evidence-based policies, a dedicated budget line, prioritization of skilled human capital and an approach that embraces integrated, coordinated and collective action. 

These were the core themes that were discussed at the Accelerating UHC: Critical lessons in scaling NCD care to achieve Health for All event. Speakers and panellists reflected on the challenges, and importantly, offered solutions and innovations in accelerating progress in UHC through a strengthened NCD response.

Read the five key takeaways from the discussion and visit the photo gallery.