Making Explicit Choices on the Path to UHC: Guide for Health Benefits Package Revision

December 13, 2022

In recent decades, many LMICs have adopted a Health Benefits Package (HBP), which defines the coverage of services, the proportion of the costs that are covered, and who can receive these services under Universal Health Coverage. Once developed and implemented, a HBP should not be static as revisions ensure that the package is up-to-date and is delivered appropriately, and that available resources are used efficiently and wisely.
The JLN Guide for Health Benefits Package Revision aims to support practitioners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to revise their HBPs, while responding to changing disease burdens, fluctuating budgets, and the emergence of new services and health technologies, and to correct for implementation challenges.

Co-produced by the JLN’s Efficiency collaborative, this Guide packages the experiences and expertise from 14 JLN member countries, including Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, Sudan and Vietnam.