As COVID-19 shocked the world by placing an unprecedented strain on health systems, reformation towards a sustainable healthcare system becomes even more crucial than ever. Increasing demand for healthcare resources, rising cost pressures, growing health inequities, and an ageing population all present a complex healthcare challenge. Making headway to universal health coverage (UHC) will be an important stepping-stone to more robust health systems. UHC is a substantial component in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Achieving UHC is one of the targets set by the world’s nations when adopting the SDGs in 2015. Target 3.8 of the SDGs defines the UHC, whereby all people can receive the essential health services they need without being exposed to financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, high-quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care across the life course.