Global community reaffirm their commitment to universal health coverage at G20

The minister of health and welfare of South Korea joined the Joint Session of the G20 Finance and Health Ministers to reiterate South Korea’s commitment to achieving sustainable development through universal health coverage (UHC) in developing countries.

South Korea’s official development assistance and air ticket solidarity levy (a fee collected from all air passengers departing Korea) will be used to help fund the effort. Attendees of the session emphasized that the establishment of high quality and sustainable healthcare and medical systems are the responsibility of both health and finance ministries, and focused on methods for building cooperation between two often separate arms of government.

Press release – MOHW (in Korean)