Essential Health Services: Yemen
Categories: Health Insurance (CBHI, SHI), Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Publications, Universal Health Coverage
Resource Type: Brief
Authors: Jenna Wright
Published: July 2015
An Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) can be defined as the package of services that the government is providing or is aspiring to provide to its citizens in an equitable manner.
This country snapshot is one in a series of 24 snapshots looking at the governance dimensions of Essential Packages of Health Services in the Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Death priority countries. The snapshot explores several important dimensions of the EPHS in the country, such as how government policies contribute to the service coverage, population coverage, and financial coverage of the package.
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, and the Expanded Program on Immunization.