Pakistan, located in South Asia, has a population exceeding 212 million people. Life expectancy for men is 66 years and 67 years for women. The mixed health system faces social, economic, political and cross-border challenges and is frequently disrupted. The National Health Vision 2016-2025 recognises universal health coverage (UHC) as top priority among Pakistan’s health objectives and is aligned with national programs and policies such as the Poverty Reduction Strategy and pro-poor social protection initiatives. To improve health service delivery and increase performance accountability, the UHC Partnership (UHC-P) assists since 2018 in the development of a national quality policy for health services. To alleviate the imbalance in the number, skill mix and deployment of the health workforce, UHC-P supports the development of provincial health workforce strategic plans during 2019. From 2019 onwards, the UHC-P will reinforce its support to Pakistan with a focus on improving resource allocation across different levels of health care, assisting in the development of a health financing strategy and the expansion of national and provincial health insurance schemes and fostering primary health care in at least one Province. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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