New HiT to mark Malta’s EU Presidency

Malta’s HiT has been updated to mark its EU Presidency and shows that the Maltese health system has been making remarkable progress. People live in good health, avoidable mortality has fallen and unmet need is low. People still choose to use private primary care and continue to pay more out of pocket that in many EU countries despite Malta’s universal coverage. There are efforts to move to a more pluralist approach to service delivery with public-private partnership. There are also challenges around the primary and mental health sectors and in coping with a growing and increasingly diverse population.

For policy briefs on Malta’s 2017 EU Presidency theme of structured cooperation between health systems click here and here.