The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance is undertaking a survey of its members and palliative care colleagues about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and palliative care. Momentum is building on UHC globally and could play a significant role in the development of health care. We want to find out the situation in your countries including to what extent hospice and palliative care is included within the discourse and activities.
 
WHO's definition states that 'Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that all people receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them. The full spectrum of essential, quality health services should be covered including health promotion, prevention and treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.'
 
There are only 18 questions and the survey will only take about 10 minutes maximum. The results will be utilised for a report on UHC and palliative care by the WHPCA to be published later this year.
The deadline for completion of the survey is 13th November 2014.

Thank you in advance for your time.

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* 1. Contact information

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* 2. How much do you know about Universal Health Coverage?

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* 3. Does your country have a Universal Health Coverage policy?

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* 4. If yes, is palliative care included within the Universal Health Coverage Policy?

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* 5. Has your country achieved Universal Health Coverage?

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* 6. In your country, do all people have access to the basic, essential health services that they need without getting into financial hardship?

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* 7. Does your government have free health care or health insurance schemes in your country?

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* 8. Is palliative care included within your government's free health care or health insurance schemes?

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* 9. Please give a brief summary about how palliative care is funded in your country?

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* 10. Does your government measure palliative care coverage in your country?

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* 11. What is the main indicator that is used?

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* 12. Do you think that palliative care is a basic and needed health service that should be provided free of charge to all those who need it as an essential package of health care?

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* 13. What percentage of people in need do you think have access to free hospice and palliative care in your country?

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* 14. Do you know who in your government is working on Universal Health Coverage?

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* 15. Have you, or your organisation, spoken to or met with your government about palliative care and Universal Health Coverage?

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* 16. Do you know non-governmental organisations in your country that are advocating for Universal Health Coverage?

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* 17. Do you think that Universal Health Coverage is an important issue for the future development of hospice and palliative care?

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* 18. Please give more information about why you do or don't think that Universal Health Coverage is an important issue for hospice and palliative care?

Thank you very much for you time in completing this survey.
If you have any questions, please contact Claire Morris at cmorris@thewhpca.org

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