Every second, three people around the globe fall into financial difficulties due to illness, resulting in innumerable family tragedies. In order for all people to receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship, the World Health Organization has made universal health coverage part of its core mission.
Taiwan was the first nation in Asia to marshal its resources and founded a single-payer national health insurance system, which provides equal coverage of health care to all citizens and foreigners who legally work or reside in Taiwan. Taiwan is willing to share its experience on setting up this system to help all nations promote health equity and realize the third U.N. Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.