Uganda’s EPHS is referred to as the Uganda National Minimum Health Care Package (UNMHCP). The UNMHCP was first established in the 1999/2000 National Health Policy, accompanied by the country’s first Health Sector Strategic Plan. Health sector policy documents have continued to center around the concept of the UNMHCP. The most recent revision of the UNMHCP […]
Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is at the forefront of country and development partner health agendas. While progress has been made over the last few decades, significant challenges remain. Of all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the least progress has been made toward Goal 5 – Improving maternal health.
EPHS is very limited and not well defined in Yemen. To identify specific services that could be considered part of Yemen’s EPHS, we reviewed the Yemen National Reproductive Health Strategy 2011–2015; National Guideline for Community Health Volunteer Program; and the literature on the Free Medical Camps Program; the National Malaria, HIV, and Tuberculosis Control Programs, […]
Zambia defined a “Basic Health Care Package,” but this package currently appears to be a list of national health priorities, not services. The Basic Health Care Package does not appear to meet our definition of Zambia’s EPHS. Additionally, according to the Sixth National Development Plan 2011–2015, the government was supposed to finalize and adopt the […]
Leaders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) require timely and compelling evidence about how to strengthen their health systems to improve the health and well-being of their citizens. Yet, evidence on how to strengthen health system performance to achieve sustainable health improvements at scale, particularly toward Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD), fostering an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG), and Protecting Communities […]