Governance of health financing and strategic purchasing of services in Kyrgyzstan (2019)
This paper takes stock of three cycles of health financing reform in Kyrgyzstan under three national health strategies implemented over the last 20 years. The report reviews and synthesizes lessons learned and recommendations of previous reports produced by national and international research and development partners. It notes that the main goals of health financing reform in the country – financial protection and financial sustainability – can only be achieved in the coming decade through close coordination with the design and implementation of other components of the health strategy, such as pharmaceutical policy and service delivery optimization. Equally, the paper notes where strategic use of financing tools will be needed to support effective implementation of other pillars of the national health sector strategy: Healthy population – prosperous country, the State Programme for Health Development 2030.