Make vaccine coverage a key UN health indicator


Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, suggests vaccination as a means to track progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in Nature‘s “World View” column


The Global Goals are impressive in quantity: 17 goals comprised of 169 different targets. Reaching each target, and achieving each goal, will require both perseverance and a reliable evaluation method. Currently, the UN is considering various sub-indicators, called tracers, to try to track the complex target of universal health coverage (UHC). However, Berkley has suggested using what he considers a “true indicator” of UHC: vaccination.


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