The Stand the Clock for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) campaign took place in Dhaka and at all the other 8 divisional cities of Bangladesh as a joint initiative of SERAC-Bangladesh, Universal Health Coverage Coalition, Bangladesh Youth Health Action Network, Right Here Right Now Bangladesh, and many other local NGOs, universities and medical colleges on December 12, 2017.
The campaign was intended to raise voices and demands for access to affordable and quality healthcare for everyone and to recognise health as fundamental human rights in the constitution of Bangladesh.
This campaign was intended to focus on the meaningful participation of young people, ensuring health and well-being of young people in the country. This march brought together 600 young leaders from the 8 divisions, alongside health professionals, advocates, and experts on health rights, sexual and reproductive health of youth and adolescents, government, policy and decision makers.
The campaign provided a platform for youth delegates where they decided to form a “National Youth Network on UHC to ensure access to healthcare, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), and quality medicine issues’ to follow up commitments and actions of stakeholders. SERAC-Bangladesh will facilitate the process as a follow up of the decision.