GPHRF members Md. Shafiur Rahman and Md. Mizanur Rahman along with other researchers from The University of Tokyo published a paper on universal health coverage (UHC) in Bangladesh in The Lancet Global Health.
The study estimated trends in indicators of the health service and of financial risk protection. They also estimated the probability of Bangladesh’s achieving of UHC targets of 80% essential health-service coverage and 100% financial risk protection by 2030. The study concluded that despite progress, Bangladesh will not achieve the 2030 UHC targets unless the country scales up interventions related to maternal and child health services, and reforms health financing systems to avoid high dependency on out-of-pocket payments. The introduction of a national health insurance system, increased public funding for health care, and expansion of community-based clinics in rural areas could help to move the country towards UHC.
The article can be found here.