|Universal Health Coverage Road Map in Eastern Mediterranean Region: Brief Report on Ministerial Meeting, 03 - 05 September (2018), Salaleh, Oman
Ali Akbar Haghdoost 1, Mohsen Asadi-Lari 2, Iraj Harirchi 3, Elham Ahmadnezhad 4 *
1 Modelling in Health Research Centre, Institute for Futures Studies in Health,
Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2 School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Medical College, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
With the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of World Health Organization co-ordination, a regional meeting was held with the subject of “development road to universal health coverage”, with the presence of senior representatives of member countries (health minister, undersecretary of health minister, and the successor of health minister), on September 2nd to 5th in Salaleh, Oman.
In this meeting, the place of Iran had been considered special and in all of the topics, Iran had been an example stated by the lecturers.
The most important efforts were as followed: (1) The experience of four decades of providing primary health care and the input of health network, (2) financial risk protection, (3) developing the integrated health coverage interventions, and (4) correcting Health Insurance Scheme program. However, it seems that with a careful and accurate manner, deficiencies and limitation in the UHC should be identified and addressed. Some of the most important are as follows: Sustainability of financial resources for health system, improve the allocative and technical efficiency, considering the effective coverage of interventions, proper governance of health services provision, establishment and enhancement of routine health system information, and considering the health workforce distributions.
Please cite this article as follows:
Haghdoost AA, Asadi-Lari M, Harirchi I, Ahmadnezhad E.Universal Health Coverage Road Map in Eastern Mediterranean Region: Brief Report on Ministerial Meeting, 03 - 05 September (2018), Salaleh, Oman. Hakim Health Sys Res 2018; 21(2): 147-152.
*Corresponding Author: MD, Ph.D., National Institute for Health Research Build, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No. 70, Bozrgmehr St., Vesal Shirazi St., Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran, Iran. Tel: +98-2162921268, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org