Mozambique

Mozambique offers health services to its population through the publicly-run National Health Service, funded through general taxation and with a wide presence in all provinces and districts, including the community health workers network. Out-of-pocket payments are the second lowest in Africa, after Botswana, which ranks the country amongst the best performers in financial protection (SDG 3.8.2). The system acts also as a powerful redistributive tool, as it ensures access to all income groups in a context of increasing inequality. However, significant challenges remain in tackling fundamental health outcomes, such as maternal mortality, ensuring the quality of services offered and improving the efficiency of spending. 

Moçambique presta serviços de saùde à sua população a través do Serviço Nacional de Saúde (SNS), financiado com impostos gerais e com ampla presença em todas as províncias e distritos, incluindo a rede de Agentes Polivalentes Elementares (APE). Os pagamentos no ponto de uso sao os segundos mais baixos de África, depois de Botswana, o que faz com que Moçambique tenha uma elevada proteção financeira (Objetivo de Desenvolvimento Sustentável 3.8.2). Este sistema atúa também como uma potente ferramenta de redistribuição, já que assegura acesso a todos os grupos sociais num contexto de crescente desigualdade. No entanto, existem desafios significativos em áreas críticas de saúde, nomeadamente a mortalidade materna, a qualidade na prestação dos serviços e a necessária melhoria na eficiência da despesa.

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Collaborations

Highlights

African Union

The African Union starts the implementation of the Health Financing Tracker

External funds have also stagnated

Mozambique: Domestic expenditure stagnates in 2021

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Kick-off of the Planning, Financing and Strategic Investment Coordination Group

Economic measures are part of the prevention strategy

Mozambique to review health taxes in view of rising NCD prevalence

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Mozambique considering an adapted Direct Facility Financing within PFM rules

Transport costs are rising due to reduced availability of energy sources and raw materials

Reduced availability of medicines due to global maritime transport disruption

Recent Household Budget Survey shows

Household health expenditure rises by 52% last four years

National UHC Dynamics Card Mozambique

To overcome potential healthcare access deficits and the risk associated with catastrophic health expenditure, countries need to develop a sustainable system of social health protection, aligned with the SDG 3.8.2. The National UHC Dynamic Cards help to identify specific needs and gaps by presenting all relevant information on the UHC process in various countries. In this way, countries can learn from each other to achieve and maintain Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Click here to see the UHC process in Mozambique.