The Republic of Chad is located in Central Africa, with a population of 13.6 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 51.7 years (male) and 54.5 years (female). Chad released its first National Health Plan in 2008; the 2nd National Health Plan 2013-15 was prolonged to 2017, and a draft PNDS 2018-2022 is under revision. Although both the process and the content of the most recent PNDS still have room for improvement, most national actors would readily agree that they were actively involved and contributed substantially for the first time. Next steps in the planning process are costing of the National Health Plan, elaboration of the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, and formulation of realistic operational plans. You can access important country documents by clicking here .