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World Health Day 2018

World Health Day 2018

Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere

“Health for all” has been the World Health Organization's (WHO) guiding vision for more than seven decades. It’s also the impetus behind the current organization-wide drive to support countries in moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). 

Some countries have already made significant progress towards universal health coverage. But half the world’s population is still unable to obtain the health services they need. 

Below, in aid of World Health Day 2018, we've searched across our Springer Nature portfolio to pull together our relevant articles and content relevant to this year's universal health theme.

Featured research across Springer Nature

VaccinationBMC Public Health

As the largest open access public health journal in the world, BMC Public Health is a peer reviewed journal with a broad scope welcoming articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. With a highly-visited website and frequent press coverage, we are part of the BMC series, a research community-focused collection publishing scientifically valid studies based on community-agreed standards of questioning, methods and analysis. Read more

Investigating the associations between productive housework activities, sleep hours and self-reported health among elderly men and women in western industrialised countries

Marketing messages accompanying online selling of low/er and regular strength wine and beer products in the UK: a content analysis

Reducing GHG emissions while improving diet quality: exploring the potential of reduced meat, cheese and alcoholic and soft drinks consumption at specific moments during the day

MedicineJournal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice​​​​​​​

Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice disseminates empirical research findings in all aspects of pharmacy, with the aim that people everywhere have access to the medicines they need and use them rationally. Share your new evidence, concerns and perspectives in pharmaceutical policy and practice with researchers, academics and practitioners from around the world. Read more

Availability, prices and affordability of UN Commission’s lifesaving medicines for reproductive and maternal health in Uganda

Branded prescription drug spending: a framework to evaluate policy options

Human Resources for Public HealthHealth

Published in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Human Resources for Health disseminates high quality research on the information, planning, production, management and governance of human resources for health. The open access journal embraces an international approach encompassing low, middle and high-income countries, encouraging debate on health sector reforms and their link with human resources issues. Read more

The implication of the shortage of health workforce specialist on universal health coverage in Kenya

The current situation of human resources for health in the province of Cabinda in Angola: is it a limitation to provide universal access to healthcare?

Forecasting imbalances in the global health labor market and devising policy responses

International Journal of Health GeographicsHealth Geographics

International Journal of Health Geographics is fully dedicated to publishing high quality and internationally significant manuscripts on all aspects of geospatial information systems and science applications in health and healthcare. The journal fills a serious gap in existing journals by providing a credible central venue for researchers and practitioners to publish their research. Read more

Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an analysis of location and neonatal outcome

Interactive, open source, travel time scenario modelling: tools to facilitate participation in health service access analysis

All BMC articles are published on the open access model. All articles are free to read, copy, distribute, and use (providing attribution is given).

Health Research Policy and Systemsfrom Health Research Policy and Systems


from Population Health MetricsPopulation Health Metrics

Globalization and Healthfrom Globalization and Health


from Public Health ReviewsPublic Health Reviews


Archives of Public Healthfrom Archives of Public Health​​​​​​​

from Conflict and Health​​​​​​​Conflict and Health

Health and Quality of Life Outcomesfrom Health and Quality of Life Outcomes


from Implementation ScienceImplementation Science


Journal of Health, Population and Nutritionfrom Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

from Harm Reduction JournalHarm Reduction Journal


International Journal of Mental Health Systemsfrom International Journal of Mental Health Systems


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Hospital Mortality – a neglected but rich source of information supporting the transition to higher quality health systems in low and middle income countries

Rethinking Disability

BMC International Health and Human Rights

Assessing refugee healthcare needs in Europe and implementing educational interventions in primary care: a focus on methods​​​​​​​

Health Economics Review

Analysis of multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) financial protection policy: MDR-TB health insurance schemes, in Chhattisgarh state, India​​​​​​​

The shaded side of the UHC cube: a systematic review of human resources for health management and administration in social health protection schemes

Global Health Research and Policy​​​​​​​

Health status and health systems financing in the MENA region: roadmap to universal health coverage

Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine​​​​​​​

​​​​Effect of forest bathing trips on human immune function

Developmental origins of obesity and type 2 diabetes: molecular aspects and role of chemicals

The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing): evidence from field experiments in 24 forests across Japan

Emerging Themes in Epidemiology

Estimating the prevalence of dementia using multiple linked administrative health records and capture–recapture methodology

Sleep Science and Practice

Is purpose in life associated with less sleep disturbance in older adults?

The Journal of Headache and Pain

Poor medical care for people with migraine in Europe – evidence from the Eurolight study​​​​​​​

Migraine is first cause of disability in under 50s: will health politicians now take notice?

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

Barriers to accessing and using health insurance cards among methadone maintenance treatment patients in northern Vietnam​​​​​​​

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

Mental health status, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors of migrant children in eastern coastal China in comparison to urban children: a cross-sectional survey​​​​​​​

Annals of General Psychiatry

Compassion fatigue and substance use among nurses