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In recent decades, a great deal of resources have been invested in the delivery of essential health services, especially of strong health systems – health financing, health workforce, health information, health governance, medical products, and service delivery. These investments have been hugely important and effective in forming a foundation, supporting frontline health workers to save lives, and in securing unprecedented commitment to the common goal of achieving universal health coverage (UHC).
But the fact remains that – women, children, and adolescents in particular - is still unable to access the high quality health services they need.
Women, children and adolescents remain underserved by health systems and suffer a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality, which endangers the broader well-being of the whole of society.