EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership launched in Timor-Leste

Dr. Rajesh Pandav, Health Policy Adviser, WHO Country Office for Timor-Leste, Sr. Matteus Cunha, Head of Planning, Policy and Cooperation Department, Ministry of Health, Timor-Leste presents the EU WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership in Timor-Leste 2013-2015 annual report to Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia, Dr Prakin Suchaxaya, Coordinator Gender Equity and Human Rights, SEARO, Dr Alaka Singh, Regional Adviser, Health Economics and Health Planning, SEARO and Dr Rui Paulo De Jesus, Regional Adviser, Leprosy, SEARO

In 2013, the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization began a 3 year partnership project in Timor-Leste to improve health sector results by developing and implementing robust national health policies, increasing coverage of essential health services, developing financial risks protection, health equity, and harmonizing international cooperation for health.

The experience of Timor-Leste was highlighted at the WHO Regional Conference on Advancing Universal Health Coverage in South East Asia with the presentation of the report “EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership in Timor-Leste 2013-2015; Supporting policy dialogue on national health policies, strategies and plans and universal health coverage” to the WHO Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh by Dr. Rajesh Pandav, WHO Health Policy Advisor, and Sr Mateus Cunha, Ministry of Health, Timor-Leste.