Since the national revolution in 2011, USAID investments in Tunisia have focused on economic growth and democracy and governance. However, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is renewed attention to health and an interest from USAID to explore the possibility of also providing support to Tunisia’s health sector.  

USAID is working with the government of Tunisia to explore strategies for strengthening digital platforms for disease surveillance, expanding access to care under government insurance schemes, and improving nutritional status and outcomes for children, with a crosscutting lens of gender equality and social inclusion.   

LHSS conducted a rapid desk review of existing policies and secondary data sources to describe the status of Tunisia’s health sector and is gathering more information on selected priority topics for additional analyses and recommendations. 

Our findings will serve as the basis for USAID to identify opportunities for future health system strengthening investments in Tunisia, which will in turn benefit all Tunisians in need of access to high-quality, essential health services.


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