Guinea-Bissau is a coastal country in West Africa with a population of 1.8 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 57 years (male) and 60 years (female). A single-crop economy and political instability give it one of the lowest Human Development Indices in the world, and key health indicators have improved at very slow rates, compounded by low investment by the Ministry of Public Health and by international donors. Guinea-Bissau joined the International Health Partnership, now UHC 2030, in 2013. The year 2017 was marked by the validation of Guinea-Bissau’s National Health Policy; a key milestone after a more than 20-year-long policy dialogue. The UHC Partnership, joined by Guinea Bissau in 2016, currently supports the country with developing and implementing the National Health Development Plan 2018- 2022. You can access important country documents by clicking here .

Key Health Indicators

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Reports on Road Map Activities

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • ER1 : Countries will have prepared/developed/updated/adapted their NHPSP through an inclusive policy dialogue process leading to better coverage with essential health services, financial risk protection and health equity
  • Support development of the National Health Policy 2017
  • 100%
  • Support development of the National Health Development Plan III 2018-2022 (PNDSIII)
  • 60%
  • ER2 : Countries will have put in place expertise, monitoring and evaluation systems and annual health sector reviews
  • Undertake a workshop on health employment and economic growth and validate the regional action plan and country priority activities
  • 100%
  • Support the monitoring and implementation of the research results committee to improve health information capacity
  • 5%
  • ER3 : Countries requesting health financing (HF) support will have modified their financing strategies and systems to move more rapidly towards universal coverage (UC), with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable
  • Institutionalization of National Health Accounts
  • 90%
  • Provide technical support and collaboration among development partners for various fields of work (i.e., human rights, gender, et.c)
  • 100%
  • Provide technical support to the National Directorate of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
  • 100%
  • Participation at the Directors of Policy and Planning Meeting on health systems development for UHC and sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • 100%
  • ER6 : At country level, alignment and harmonization of health aid according to national health plans is consolidated and accelerated
  • Support the General Directorate of Health Systems Administration (GDHSA) in MoPH to establish/strengthen the coordination mechanisms
  • 10%