Sudan

Total Population: 37 million GDP: 15.79 million Population Coverage: 30 percent Language: Arabic Membership: Full Member

Moving towards PHC-oriented UHC.

The National Health Sector Strategic Plan (2012-16) aims to achieve UHC, and one of the means by which it hopes to do that is by launching a primary health care expansion program.

The Context

The National Health Sector Strategy (2012-16) places universal health coverage (UHC) and primary health care (PHC) high on its agenda within the framework of a decentralized local health system. The strategic objectives are to ensure social protection by increasing health insurance coverage and reducing reliance on out-of-pocket (OOP) payments, expand coverage amount the informal sector, and improve access to equitable services. An important input to the policy process for national health financing strategy was the actuarial study of the National Health Insurance Fund. In January 2014, a roadmap for Sudan to achieve UHC for its population was drawn out as part of a conference, organized by NHIF.

Country Core Group Members

Isam Eldim Mohammed Ali Mustafa

National Health Insurance Fund, Sudan

Mohammed Yusuf Ahmed

National Health Insurance Fund, Sudan

Events

Advancing Partnerships for Universal Health Coverage

This workshop will include public policymakers and technical advisers, representatives from the private healthcare sector,