Investing in a UHC Essential Package of Health Services in Pakistan

Pakistan is the first country in the world to invest in a national UHC Essential Package of Health Services (UHC EPHS) based on the DCP3 model packages. The development and implementation of the EPHS is an important step towards achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage. Assuming steady-state implementation, the EPHS is estimated to avert an additional 46.7 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) over a period of five years, and reduce stunting by 10%, under-five mortality by 30%, neonatal mortality by 33%, and maternal mortality by 35%*.