This West African country has a population of 10.87 million people with a life expectancy of 59 years for men and 61 years for women. Benin’s latest National Health Development Plan 2009 - 2018 (NHDP) followed five priorities: prevention and combating primary diseases, improvement of quality of care; strengthening human resources; fostering partnerships; promotion of medical responsibility; improvement of financing mechanisms and management. At the operational level for the implementation of health programs, the Departmental Health Directorate will prepare the Three-Year Development Plans (3YDP), which provide the framework for monitoring and implementation of the NHDP health objectives. Benin also completed implementation of the Human Resources for Health Plan in 2015 and the Multi-Year Plan for Immunization in 2018. Having joined the UHC Partnership in 2018, the partnership built on NHDP priorities and supported initiatives towards universal health coverage. These include, among others, strengthening the National Health Financing Strategy, supporting standardisation and organisation of service delivery, as well as the development of a strategy for capacity building and mobilization of human resources for the benefit of public health facilities. You can access important country documents by clicking here.