Universal Health Coverage 2020

A selection of resources from Medics.Academy and The HLA Celebrating UHC 2020 day

"Universal health coverage (UHC) ensures all people, everywhere, can get the quality health services they need without financial hardship. Every 12 December, advocates worldwide mobilize on UHC Day to call for strong, equitable health systems that leave no one behind: Health for All.


This year, against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has claimed millions of lives, the case for universal health coverage is clear. Join us to tell leaders that UHC is a moral and smart investment that cannot wait."


In this resource Medics.Academy and The HLA have put together some of the extensive resources we have gathered over the last year for healthcare workers to understand some of the issues related to Universal Health Coverage. This resource was put together by Pedra Rabiee - Deputy Director Communications - The Healthcare Leadership Academy. 

Completion of this FREE programme will give you a FREE CPD certificate as part of the Medics.Academy global health and UHC programme. The certificate will be automatically issued on completion of all elements on of the content.

The Convenor of Resources

Pedra Rabiee
Pedra Rabiee
Deputy Director Communications - The Healthcare Leadership Academy

Pedra is a final year medical student at King’s College London. She was health system intern at the WHO East Mediterranean Regional Office working on Priority Benefits Package for Universal Health Coverage. She is the host of the Guide to Global Health Podcast.  In 2019-20, she was a Scholar at The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA), In December 2020 Pedra was appointed as the Deputy Director Communications for The HLA

The Healthcare Leadership Academy
The Healthcare Leadership Academy


  • Nurturing Leadership – working with healthcare students and young professionals to develop our healthcare leaders of the future
  • Fostering Frontline Innovation – engaging, developing and guiding clinicians to deliver innovative solutions
  • Empowering and Valuing the Next Generation of Clinical Leaders – supporting our clinicians to use their talent effectively


  • The Healthcare Leadership Academy values accessibility and equity and believes all healthcare professionals should have the means to learn about and engage in leadership activities; at any level and at any time.
  • The Healthcare Leadership Academy believes inclusivity is key to leadership. Leadership should not be the arena of a chosen few but of all those with innovative visions, ideas and solutions.


The Healthcare Leadership Academy formed in response to demand from young clinicians and medical students to learn about leadership.

Founded by Dr Johann Malawana (Managing Director), and a team of like-minded professionals (Our Faculty and Assistant Course Directors) the Healthcare Leadership Academy launched on 20th December 2016.

HLA houses an exciting faculty from across the health sector and beyond. Their shared aim is to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and develop their understanding of leadership. Too often in healthcare, leadership is confused with management. Through a combination of mentoring, Socratic discussion, and philosophical exploration, HLA aims to inspire our scholars to change the world of healthcare, one small step at a time.

At a time when the world seems an ever more worrying place, it is important that the next generation of healthcare professionals truly understand how to motivate the people they work with in order to best look after the populations they serve.

What's included?

13 Videos
9 Multimedia
6 Texts
14 PDFs

Course Curriculum

A selection of Posters and Oral Presentations from recent HLA events related to UHC

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