Senegal

Total Population: 13.73 million GDP: 14.05 billion Population Coverage: 20 percent Year Launched: 2013 Language: French Membership: Full Member

Scaling up Mutuelles to achieve UHC.

Senegal developed a UHC plan for 2013-2017, which focuses on scaling up mutuelles for the informal and rural populations, and reforming the formal sector scheme.

The Context

Senegal developed a UHC plan for 2013-2017, which focuses on scaling up mutuelles for the informal and rural populations, reforming the formal sector scheme, strengthening existing free care for elderly and pregnant women, and implementing new free care policy for children under 5. Around 200 mutuelles operate throughout the country. A new equity fund for coverage of the poor was implemented in 2012. Still, only 20% of the population is covered by health insurance.

Country Core Group Members

DIOUF BABACAR

Ministry of Health, Senegal