Project Description

Universal health coverage for sexual and reproductive health: Evidence brief

Universal health coverage for sexual and reproductive health: Evidence brief

Key messages:

  • Progressing towards universal health coverage (UHC) and improved access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services requires shifting the burden of financing away from individuals, especially women and girls, towards increased domestic public funding that combines tax revenue and prepayment schemes.
  • SRH services beyond maternal health and family planning are not explicitly recognized in health benefit packages in many countries, leading to inequitable access to other critical SRH services.
  • Improvements in the use of existing public resources for service delivery are important for efficiency, quality and equity gains, even where the context constrains funding for SRH services.
  • Improved measurement and tracking of the resource flows for SRH services and products is needed for monitoring financial contributions from governments, donors, insurance companies and households.
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