What does making progress in health financing, in support of UHC mean? How do countries know they’re headed in the right direction? What political strategies facilitate progress? To answer these questions WHO’s Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing will host a one-day symposium on Health Financing for UHC on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 as a satellite session to the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool. This session will advance the thinking and evidence-base around how to actually develop and implement health financing policies that facilitate progress towards UHC. Top academics, policy makers, and practitioners will come together to discuss and debate newly developed frameworks that address both technical and political aspects of the implementation of policies that finance coverage expansion.