Universal Health Coverage in Haryana: Setting Priorities for Health and Health Systems

Resource Type: Report
Authors: National Health Mission, Haryana (NHM); Director General Health Services (DGHS); Haryana State Health Resource Center (HSHRC); USAID Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG); Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI); School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh; United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Published: January 31, 2015

Resource Description:

In India, the reach of the public health system is limited; many people avoid seeking formal care because of its high cost or cultural barriers. As a result, they delay seeking care until they are seriously ill, which means higher costs when they seek care, high morbidity, and sometimes mortality that would have been preventable had care been sought earlier in the course of illness. This report provides Haryana a five-year road map for moving toward universal health coverage (UHC). It identifies key inputs that the state will need to effectively expand coverage of primary and secondary care by 2019/20 and estimates the cost of these inputs, in addition to other government-mandated increases.

In considering UHC, the state will contribute to the knowledge base of what works in extending care, improving its quality, and reducing out-of-pocket expenses incurred in seeking healthcare services. The report describes the current status and reforms required to improve cross-cutting aspects of the health system – the essential package of care; health financing, governance, and information systems and changing health behaviors. It also highlights the overall financing arrangements and key strategies for moving towards UHC.


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