Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands consist of six islands and over 900 atolls in Oceania. The population of 623 000 people has a life expectancy of 70 years (men) and 73 years (women). The health system faces an epidemiological transition, declining external funding, geographic challenges in health service delivery and the effects of climate change. The National Development Plan 2011-20202 seeks access to quality health care for all. To this end, the National Health Strategic Plan 2016–2020 highlights four key result areas including universal health coverage (UHC) and identifies six priority interventions driven by the Role Delineation Policy (RDP). The RDP determines the scope of the health workforce, resources and services required for the effective functioning of health facilities in order to achieve UHC. The Solomon Islands joined the UHC Partnership (UHC-P) in 2018, which concentrates on providing technical support in strengthening health governance and health service delivery during 2019. UHC-P activities involve the creation of a mechanism for change management in health as well as support of the implementation of the RDP. You can access country documents by clicking here .

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