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KEY POINTS

  • In recent years, governments across Africa have sought to shield theirpopulations from the high financial cost of health care by implementinguniversal health coverage schemes.
  • Universal health coverage cannot be achieved unless comprehensive sexualand reproductive health (SRH) care is included in national health plans.
  • Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia and Benin offer examples of how to integrate SRHinto broader health coverage plans.
  • Recommendations are offered to inform stakeholders' approach tointegrating sexual and reproductive health care into national healthcoverage plans.

How Universal Health Coverage Can Increase Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Sub-Saharan Africa