Universal Health Coverage Partnership

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The Universal Health Coverage Partnership (UHC Partnership) supports policy dialogue on national health policies, strategies and plans, health financing, and effective development cooperation, with a view of promoting universal health coverage in about 30 selected countries. Since 2011, the UHC Partnership is supported and funded by World Health Organization, European Union and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The UHC Partnership functions as the country-level resource for UHC2030. It can be regarded as the practical operational arm of UHC2030, providing the vehicle for actors to build country capacity in strengthening health systems and ultimately achieving health-related sustainable development goals.

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Une approche inclusive pour les réformes du système de la santé au Burkina Faso

Un an après un changement de gouvernement au Burkina Faso, une conférence-débat sur le Plan National de Développement Sanitaire (PNDS) …

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Une Aide À La Décentralisation En RDC

Le Plan National de Développement Sanitaire en RDC a été finalisé le 31 Mars 2016 et adopté quatre mois plus tard par le Conseil de …

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« Faire face à la crise » : Le renforcement du dialogue intra-sectoriel au Burundi

La crise multiforme qui a secoué le Burundi depuis 2015 a eu un impact négatif sur le système de santé du pays dans son ensemble, …

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The Luxembourg - World Health Organization Bilateral meeting 2016: Strengthening a long-term partnership

In December 2016, representatives from the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Development Cooperation and from the World …

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Le Partenariat CSU au Maroc: « Un excellent outil de coordination et de plaidoyer vis-à-vis des partenaires de la santé »

Le Maroc est un des nouveaux pays du Partenariat UE-Luxembourg-OMS pour la Couverture Sanitaire Universelle, ayant officiellement rejoint …

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Health in all policies and health policies for all: The Universal Health Coverage Partnership’s support for ground-breaking health policy-making in Sudan

Since the recent launch of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), everyone is talking about the need to adopt an integrated, …

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How to effectively partner with the private sector to steer jointly towards UHC: Cabo Verde´s health regulatory system assessment

The World Health Organization (WHO) supports its member states in leveraging legal frameworks to better steer a country towards Universal …

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The National Core Standards for Health Establishments in South Africa

The government of South Africa has committed itself to further progress on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Delivering quality health …

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Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook

Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook   The 21st century has brought new challenges to the health …

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Breaking news: Health access hits the headlines in Tunisia

Conflicts, disasters and scandals – all too often, these are the type of stories about the health sector making it into the media …

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The new WHO Health Law Website

http://www.who.int/health-laws/en/ Health laws matter immensely for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Many countries have made rapid …

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The International Symposium on Universal Health Coverage: Health Systems Strengthening and Sustainable Financing

One year on from the adoption of the new United Nation Post-2015 Agenda, the SDG dialogue keeps the light on Universal Health Coverage …

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Moving swiftly towards access to quality healthcare for all: Liberia’s Health Equity Fund

Liberians have, historically, struggled with severe shortcomings in access to quality healthcare, a challenge that was brought into focus …

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Universal health coverage in action at European Development Days

This article was originally published on the EURO website, and can be accessed here

During European Development Days (EDD) on 15–16 …

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Innovating for more effective policy dialogue: Regional Health Reviews in Senegal

Is it still possible to innovate in a well-established and structured area such as political dialogue on health? The answer is affirmative: …

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Sustained impact and replicability: Luxembourg’s expectations for the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership

“Our recent commitment to continue supporting the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership under its third phase shows how …

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Learning by reviewing: The UHC-P’s support to Sierra Leone’s National Health Sector Strategic Plan review

At a briefing to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 13 January 2016, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan proudly …

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The EU-Lux-WHO UHC partnership: A ‘cutting-edge’ programme - A view from the European Union

This article was written in collaboration with Dr Matthias Reinicke, Health Sector Advisor at the Directorate General International …

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How should we measure access to health care?

This article by Jenny Lei Ravelo was originally published on Devex at the following link: 

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A dynamic dialogue in a challenging context: Learning how to make health reform participatory in Mali

"A dialogue between Stakeholders is a structured discussion on specific issues of common interest between individuals from different …

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Engineering Sierra Leone's Ebola journey from outbreak to recovery

Who would have thought just one year ago, when horror stories about the impact of the Ebola outbreak were hitting the international news …

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Lao becomes the 20th country to join the Universal Health Coverage Partnership with funding from Luxembourg

On 19 November 2015, Lao PDR became the 20th country to join the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Partnership at a launch ceremony in …

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Towards A New National Health Policy in Niger

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Ministry of Public Health (MoH) in Niger has validated the country’s new national health policy (PNS) …

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The Institutional Audit of MSP in Niger: Basic Recipe for the Modernization of the Health System

In a regional context of a barely mastered Ebola epidemic the task of modernizing health systems in Africa is - undoubtedly - seen as a …

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Guinea’s continuous efforts towards health system recovery and resilience

"... In this process, we benefited from a continuous support from WHO through the UHC Partnership with the EU on policy dialogue. When we …

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A historic step towards Health for All: Burkina Faso's new universal health insurance law

Ensuring health access for all is not only the heart of the partnership EU-LUX-WHO partnership on universal health coverage (UHC …

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Community participation for community health in the making

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline fast approaching, negotiations are in full swing towards September’s finalization …

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How to achieve value for money through proximity coaching – a UHC partnership success story in Togo

In the midst of this year’s intensified global discussions and debate about the new sustainable development goals and financing for …

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EU-Lux-WHO UHC partnership meeting | 11th – 13th March, Brazzaville, Congo: Paving new roads on the way to Universal Health Coverage

Since its inception in 2011, the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership has been supporting selected countries to …

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An active policy dialogue forum towards universal coverage and health for all

When it comes to health, no one should be left behind: each and every person matters. This is the premise behind Viet Nam’s commitment to …

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Innovative ways of strengthening DRC's health system

The reform process of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) health sector reached an important milestone on Friday, December 12, 2014 with …

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WHO helps countries develop solid national plans for eradicating Ebola

Declared as the year for international development, 2015 certainly started with 3 weeks of powerful health action. From Jan. 9-23, the …

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EU-LUX-WHO UHC partnership in action: Embarking on 3 missions for health systems resilience in Ebola-affected countries

21,206 confirmed cases, 8,386 resulting deaths and counting. These were the startling figures on the Ebola virus published by the World …

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Momentum for Universal Health Coverage in Sudan

As part of the EU-LUX-WHO Partnership, national and international speakers attended a conference on UHC in Sudan in January 2014. …

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Joining forces: 4 prescriptions for healthy partnerships

The below Devex article by Sibylle Koenig explores public-private partnerships and stabilizing public health systems as discussed at the

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A View from the European Union

This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Matthias Reinecke, the health sector advisor of the Directorate General Development and …

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Where there’s a will, there are many ways: Healthy systems and disease-tailored interventions

The theme for this year’s 45th Union World Conference for Lung Health, recently concluded in Barcelona, was "Community-driven solutions …

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Providing Health Services in Yemen Despite Insecurity

Yemen has faced a deteriorating security situation following its political uprising in 2011. The Southwest Asian nation is currently …

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Health financing takes shape in Mozambique

A workshop on health financing was held in April 2014 in Mozambique, with technical inputs from the WHO, the World Bank and USAID. …

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Transforming health care in Tunisia with community-driven programmes

Dr Chedly Maksoudi volunteered to participate in the Citizens’ Jury for health because he was concerned that health services were …

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Partnership-run session on health policy dialogue at 3rd Global Symposium for Health Systems Research ends with praise for WHO

The EU-Luxemburg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership (UHC partnership) ran a well-attended session entitled ‘Policy dialogue: …

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Unions Lead Health Forum in Niger

From January 28 to 29, a forum was jointly organized by two major healthcare sector labor unions in Niger , the Unique Labor Union of …

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Technical Meeting in Hammamet Brings Together Participants from 20 Countries

The 3rd Annual Technical Meeting of the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership took place from September 16 to 18 in …

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Support for preparing a health financing strategy in Burkina Faso

WHO leadership in Burkina Faso steadily brought convergence towards joint government support for the elaboration of a universal health …

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Liberia’s Achievements in Health Care Financing Reform

The UHC Partnership in Liberia has facilitated great progress in decentralized and harmonized county-level planning, and health care …

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Cape Verde Makes Strides in Health Financing with National Compact

Two major domains of activity this year with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) partnership in Cape Verde are health financing, and health …

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A New Public Health Law in DRC

The revision of the current public health law in DRC may have a large impact on the health situation of the country by introducing the …

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Mali Moves Forward with Universal Health Coverage

In spite of the difficult socio-political and economic situation that faces Mali, the Government continues to pursue its efforts towards …

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Resolving the Lack of Health Personnel in Guinea

According to the six pillars established by the WHO, the presence of health staff is one of the most important priorities to ensure the …

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Strengthening Health Policy Dialogue in Senegal

In September 2012, Senegal became one of the first countries to join the EU-WHO-LUX Universal Health Coverage Partnership and laid out an …

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An Opportunity for Chad

In 2014, Chad, a landlocked country with major health challenges for 12 million inhabitants, benefits from an unparalleled opportunity to …

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A More Inclusive Health Reform Process in Timor-Leste

In 2013, a three year Programme started in Timor-Leste under the EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership. The aim of this Programme is …

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Citizens’ Jury concludes in Tunisia with key recommendations for a 15-year health sector policy and plan

The setting was the soft sand, clear blue skies, and sunshine of the Kerkennah Islands off the southern coast of Tunisia – but instead of …

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Lack of Health Practitioners in Sierra Leone Causes Roadblock

In November 2009, Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma launched a historic National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP), a five …

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2014 Groundbreaking Year for Health Policy Dialogue

  Along with many other countries, Republic of Moldova now faces a double burden of disease.  Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and …

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Health Reform by and for Tunisian Citizens

"The people have a right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care." …

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Meetings & Events
Universal Health Coverage Forum

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UHC Forum 2017 will be held on 12-13 December 2017 in Tokyo Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, co-organized by the …

Book launch & evening cocktail during WHA: Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook

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On the occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly, the Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing will …

Reports

UHC-P 5th Annual Meeting Report – Brussels

5th Annual Meeting Report - Brussels

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La recherche francophone sur les politiques et systemes de sante dans les pays a faible et moyen revenu

La recherche francophone sur les politiques et systèmes de santé, Colloque Post Vancouver, Université de Montréal, 21 Novembre 2016

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EU-LUX-WHO – Fourth Annual Meeting – Barcelona Report 2016

4th Annual Meeting Report - Barcelona

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UHC-P 2016 Annual Report – Umbrella Chapter

2016 Annual Report - Umbrella Chapter

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