National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

National Health Vision 2016-2025

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review


Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

July 1

Legal and Political systems

  • Political cycle: Executive branch:election last held on 9 September 2013 (next to be held in 2018); prime minister selected by the National Assembly
  • Political cycle: Legislative branch:Senate - last election held on 5 March 2015 (next to be held in March 2018); National Assembly - last election held on 11 May 2013 (next to be held by 2018)
  • Legal System: Mix of Muslim law and common law

Country Documents

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Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

Not UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Pakistan became IHP+ signatory in 2010. The National Health Policy is from 2009-2015. Following the implementation of a constitutional amendment, the Ministry of Health was dissolved In June 2011, with federal health responsibilities devolved to other government ministries and divisions. The fact that Pakistan is the first federal country without any central coordination for health poses special challenges to the implementation of aid-effectiveness principles. Government responsibility for health aid coordination is now under the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination. Health strategy development is at different stages in the four provinces. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has a Health Sector Strategy 2010-2017 which was approved prior to devolution; Punjab is waiting for approval of its own strategy; and the remaining two provinces are at an earlier strategy development phase. The Rahnuma-Family Planning Association of Pakistan received a grant from the Health policy Action Fund in 2012.

Pooled funding and or SWAP


UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

Pooled financing arrangement with government. Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2010-13- This country partnership strategy (CPS) seeks to support Pakistan to address some of the major institutional policy and financing constraints on its capacity to achieve and sustain high economic growth rates to manage conflict and to improve the social indicators and capacity of its population. The World Bank Group's support to Pakistan will be organized around four pillars: (i) improving economic governance; (ii) improving human development and social protection; (iii) improving infrastructure to support growth; and (iv) improving security and reducing the risk of conflict.

European Commission*

The overall aims of the European Commission’s support to Pakistan are to fight poverty and help the country towards sustainable growth. This will succeed only if growth is founded on political stability social cohesion the creation of productive and decent work opportunities human and social development the rule of law and diversification of economic activity. the Country Cooperation Strategy 2007-2013 sets out two main priority areas: •Rural development and natural resources management in North West Frontier Province and Balochistan •Education and human resources development For the first priority particular emphasis is on the deteriorating state of the environment and declining water resources. The objective is to improve livelihoods income-generation and employment in rural communities including those affected by refugees. The overall objective of the second priority is to increase access to basic education and to help improve the quality of education and human-resource development in support of the country's goal of becoming a knowledge-based growth economy.

Costing and Financing

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