Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is located in Central Africa and has a population of 4.6 million people with a life expectancy of 52 years for men and 54 years for women. Multiple crises and worsening living conditions affect the health system, which suffers from ineffective health financing, insufficient supply of medicines, and limited access to essential health services. WHO supported the development of the Health Sector Transition Plan 2015-2017. The Plan was aligned with the Emergency and Sustainable Improvement Program and fed into the National Health Development Plan launched in 2017. Committed to universal health coverage (UHC) and a strong health system, the Plan addressed challenges to governance, health service delivery and health information. Additional areas include human resources for health and infrastructure rehabilitation. Since 2018, CAR has been supported by the UHC-Partnership (UHC-P), whose initiatives include a joint assessment to integrate health development and health emergency/humanitarian programmes into the Health Sector Strengthening Plan 2018-2020. Among other activities in 2019, implementation of an emergency procurement mechanism and provisions for efficient service delivery are foreseen. You can access country documents by clicking here.

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