Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia, has a population of 28 million people with a life expectancy of 69 years for men and 72 years for women. Nepal gears towards addressing equity gaps and focuses on making health services accessible via the introduction of free health care programmes, targeted health package schemes and a safe delivery incentive scheme. Despite the significant increase in government expenditure on health, out-of-pocket expenditure remains high. The Nepal Health Sector Strategy 2015-2020 provides a road map towards universal health coverage (UHC) and prioritizes health system improvement in human resources for health, public financial management, infrastructure, procurement and health governance. Both health policy and health strategy are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2018, the UHC Partnership (UHC-P) supports the finalization of basic health care service packages and strengthens capacity building regarding health service delivery at all levels. The development of a health financing strategy and technical support regarding the strengthened health management information system are also part of the cooperation with the UHC-P. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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