Micronesia is an independent republic of four states comprising 607 islands across the Western Pacific Ocean. It has a population of 105 million people with a life expectancy of 68 years for men and 71 years for women. Due to the geographic dispersal and remote nature of the states, access to health services remains limited. The National Development Strategy Plan 2014-2023 aims for universal access to quality health services for all. In alignment with this plan, the Framework for Sustainable Health Development 2014–2024 determines UHC as priority among six goals whose timely achievement is driven by the Ministry of Health’s three-year Rolling Plan 2017-2019. WHO cooperation with Micronesia envisions the achievement of UHC and microbial resistance by building resilient and sustainable health systems to enhance the availability of needs-based health services. Since 2018, the UHC Partnership supports health governance, health service delivery and health information systems. Activities in 2019 include the implementation of the WHO package of essential NDC interventions and the development of a policy for role delineation based on a capacity gap analysis. You can access important country documents by clicking here.
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