India

India is a country in South Asia with a population over 1.2. billion people. Life expectancy is 67 years for men and 70 years for women. India suffers from low health outcomes due to a weak public health system, sub-optimal capacities in surveillance and infection control and high inequity in socioeconomic dimensions. Low Government expenditure on health resulted in insufficient financial protection in health and high out of pocket spending. In its National Health Policy 2017-2020, the Ministry of Health emphasises the need to increase health expenditure and achieve universal access to good quality health care services. WHO cooperation supports the Ministry of Health to advance the UHC and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda through improved health service delivery, financial protection, population coverage as well as by strengthening systems to efficiently address global health security threats. To this end, the UHC Partnership spurs the development of the SDGs/UHC framework mechanisms, supports the implementation of the National Health Protection Scheme regarding better health financing and provides technical assistance for better service delivery and capacity building. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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