Togo is a West African country with a population of 6 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 55 years (males) and 58 years (females). Poverty still affects over 60% of the population; the early 1990s saw aid suspension by many development partners due to political violence, lack of democracy, and human rights abuses. Following 2007 elections which were accepted as free and fair by the international community, aid slowly resumed, and investments made in social services including health. In 2010, Togo joined the International Health Partnership (IHP+, now UHC2030) which gave health sector stakeholders a clear impetus to cooperate on a new basis and harmonize their work in strengthening Togo’s health system. The MoH implemented a National Health Policy 2011-2022; a widespread and participatory situation analysis led to the development of a National Health Plan (PNDS) 2012-2015. The PNDS 2017-2022 has been developed to address challenges encountered by the first plan, and to move Togo towards achievement of UHC. You can access important planning documents for the country by clicking here.

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