Eritrea

Eritrea is a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast. It has a population of about 5 million people with a life expectancy of 63 years for men and 67 years for women. Eritrea is vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change variability which challenge the health system. Eritrea’s national health system and health services are organized in a three-tier system. The UHC Partnership (UHC-P) will support the development of a health care financing policy as well as the implementation of the policy and health sector strategic plan (2017-2021) in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals. WHO cooperation with Eritrea addresses accelerating and sustaining UHC through health system strengthening to improve quality, equity in access and utilization of health services. As a matter of government policy, no private health facilities are operating in the country. However, there is a system of private practice within government health facilities by way of partnership between the Government and health workers. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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