Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka supports and participates in regional health financing events such as SEARO-WPRO Bi-regional Health Financing Policy Workshop held in 2016 and 2017. These regional events aimed to enhance knowledge and best practices on health financing and social protection reforms and discuss technical and policy issues and options for countries to make progress towards UHC.  Sri Lanka supports P4H platform to facilitate country specific policy and technical discussions on health financing and social protection reforms and best practices in the regional context and learn from each other. The main focus among others that the country aims to further address is to improve health service delivery reform for UHC focusing on PHC. Currently the MoH is taking an initiative to develop an effective health financing strategy within this framework. P4H partnership opportunities were discussed with Sri Lankan officials during the Bi-regional event in New Delhi in June 2017.

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Collaborations

Highlights

Financing vaccines is only one of the necessary components of ensuring access to COVID 19 vaccination

Budget 2021: Rs 18Bn to be allocated for Maintaining Health Services

Expanded partnership increases vaccine availability

Sri Lanka launches the COVID–19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund