by Thomas Fagana, Arin Dutta, James Rosen et al.
Glob Health Sci Pract, August 1, 2017
Latin American countries have expanded family planning along with universal health coverage (UHC). Leveraging UHC-oriented schemes to increase family planning program coverage, equity, and financing requires:
- Targeting poor and indigenous populations
- Including family planning services in all benefits packages
- Ensuring sufficient supply of commodities and human resources to avoid stock-outs and implicit rationing
- Reducing nonfinancial barriers to access
Through these steps, countries can increase financial protection for family planning and better ensure the right to health of poor and marginalized populations.