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Country Profile - Tunisia

Tunisia is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa with a population of 11 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 74 years (males) and 78 years (females).  Tunisia’s government was traditionally centralized and autocratic; following the 2011 revolution, there is a palpable will to change the way of working and take population views, needs, and expectations into account.  WHO is working very closely with the MoH in re-orienting the health sector towards primary health care objectives, taking into accounts the needs of vulnerable population sub-groups, and trying to improve both quality of care anf efficiency of the health system. You can access important planning documents for the country by clicking here.

Stories from the field View More

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 …


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 …


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 …


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." …


Reports on Road Map Activities

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • Capacity Building

    Renforcer la capacité du MSP dans le dialogue politique

  • Mise en place de structures et lancement du processus
  • 100%
  • Coordination et suivi du processus
  • 100%
  • Capacity Building

  • Définir les méthodes et mécanismes de participation et coordination
  • 100%
  • National Planning

    Etats des lieux

  • Diagnostic de la situation
  • 80%
  • Identification de pistes alternatives de réformes
  • 20%
  • Recrutement de consultants en appui technique de l’état des lieux
  • 100%
  • Meilleur compréhension des attentes et du vécu des citoyens, professionnels et décideurs
  • 100%
  • Réalisation d’études complémentaires pour l’aspect financement de la santé (OASIS, comptes Nationaux en santé)
  • 100%
  • National Planning

  • Etats généraux de la santé
  • 100%
  • National Planning

  • Nouvelle politique nationale de la santé
  • 70%

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Reports View More

Country Report - Tunisia (2016)

Last Updated Dec 01, 2016

Country Report - Tunisia (2015)

Last Updated May 14, 2015

2014 Annual Report Tunisia

Last Updated Dec 01, 2014