Paraguay, a landlocked country in South America, has a population of 6,7 million people with a life expectancy of 72 years for men and 76 years for women. Paraguay achieved a doubling of access to the health system for the poorest quintile of the population by eliminating public health care charges, creating family health units and advancing integrated networks of health services. Paraguay’s health objectives determined by the Institutional Strategic Plan (PEI) are aligned with the National Development Plan and the national plan for extreme poverty reduction. Paraguay joined the UHC Partnership (UHC-P) in 2018 with the overall objective of achieving universal health coverage (UHC) through the PEI. In 2019, the UHC-P assists in tackling challenges in health governance, service delivery and capacity building for the health workforce. The development of a national strategy for quality in health systems and services is planned in addition to a national human resource plan to expand health service delivery and health benefits. Other actions include strengthening the national regulatory system for medicines and health technologies. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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