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 .