Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Its population of 3.7 million people has a life expectancy at birth of 69 years (male) and 77 years (female). Georgia maintained Soviet-style healthcare after the fall of the Soviet Union until 1995 but saw a dramatic decline in quality of care and facilities. To increase access and quality of care, in 2013 the government launched the ‘State Universal Health Care Programme’, a minimum service package for all citizens with no state or private insurance. Yet out-of-pocket expenditure remains a barrier to accessing health services. The Georgian Healthcare System State Concept 2014-2020 serves as a national health plan, with heavy emphasis on health in all policies. The UHC Partnership will support the review and operationalization of the primary care strategy 2016-2023 as well as build capacity around strategic purchasing, with the goal of enhancing efficiency in the organization and delivery of publicly financed health services. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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In the Local Media

Apr 11, 2018

Georgia continues development of its purchasi...