Tajikistan, a country in Central Asia with a total population of 8.5 million people, has a life expectancy at birth of 67 (male) and 74 (female) years. Tajikistan joined the UHC Partnership in 2016 with a health system structured around input-based financing and significant out-of-pocket payments. With support from the Partnership to foster dialogue between ministries as well as with other country partners, Tajikistan is continuing its pivot towards a new financing mechanism that will be conducive to objectives of universal health coverage, within the framework set by the National Health Strategy 2010-2020. One major element to track UHC progress will be the development and implementation of the UHC Monitoring Matrix 2016 – 2026, with baseline indicators built around the two key dimensions of UHC: service delivery and financial protection. You can access important country documents by clicking here.