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Swiss Red Cross (SRC)

Contributions to Universal Health Coverage in Lao PDR

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The “Contribution towards UHC in Lao PDR“ is a 3-year project running from July 2014 to June 2017 in 10 districts of 4 Southern provinces with focus on Sekong and at Ministry Of Health level. It follows five-year of implementation of Health Equity Funds for the poor (HEF) and Free MNCH for all in the same 10 districts of the South.

The project is a co-funding between Swiss Red Cross (SRC), Ministry of Health (MOH)/HSIP AF-World Bank, Medecins du Monde (MDM) and the Government of Laos (GOL).

It intends to address three main aspects of Universal Health Coverage: (1) Social Health Protection which ensures financial access to health services (continue Health Equity Funds HEF and Free Maternal, New-born and Child Health MNCH, cover the entire population, government co-funding, streamline the targeting of poor) ; (2) Improvement of MNCH services (pre-service, in-service and on-the-job capacity building, delivery of integrated MNCH package & referral system, minor rehabilitation/equipment, health determinants) and (3) transversal support in health systems management, mainly at facility level on financial and drug management (Capacity Building of Provincial Health Insurance (PHIB), management of all Social Health Protection benefits through the PHIB, Introduce Pay-For-Quality and Pay-For-Prevention, Improve facility financial/drug management, Technical assistance to the National Health Insurance Bureau (NHIB) and MOH/Dep’t Finance.

The co-funding project expects to align as much as possible with the national policies and framework.

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Jul 1st 2014 Jun 30th 2017 1 Jul 1st 2014 4600000

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Bounlam Souvannasab
There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Champasack Province - Moonlapamok - Sukuma
National Level
Saravan Province - Ta Oi
Savannakhet Province - Champhone - Sepone - Thapalanxay
Sekong Province - Dakcheung - Kaleum - Lamarm - Thateng

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Data Collection & Analysis - Health DC&A
Emergency and Humanitarian Relief - Social Welfare
Health Care - Drug Revolving Fund - Equipment & Construction for HC - Governance Aid in HC Planning - Health Education & Training - Mother & Child Care - Primary Health Care - Public Health Campaigns - Training of Health Workers - Water Supply & Sanitation
Human Resources Development - Capacity Building
Social Development - Marginalized Groups in Society

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