Supporting Government Universal Health Coverage
Senegal Undertakes Reforms to Increase Financial Protection for Health .
Technical Brief | December 19, 2023
This brief provides insight into the major reforms that Senegal is embarking upon to increase the number of people covered by health insurance by 2026.
Senegal is a leader in the West African region as it continues to reform and innovate its health system toward the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). Healthcare is a right guaranteed in the Senegalese constitution and remains a high political priority for the Government of Senegal. Through the USAID Building a Resilient Health System project in Senegal, Chemonics and its partners support the government to achieve its goal to extend financial protection for health through national health insurance from 23 percent of the population in 2022 to 75 percent by 2026.