The Role of Universal Health Coverage in Supporting National Family Planning Program: A Comparative Study

Authors

  • Erni Rosita Dewi1 , Muhammad Ardian Cahya Laksana2 , Nur Anisah Rahmawati1 , Alifia Candra Puriastuti3 , Budi Prasetyo2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1455

Keywords:

family planning, universal health coverage, family planning program

Abstract

Background: The family planning program in some countries have not been successful yet because the

population is growing rapidly. Currently, all the government is trying to provide family planning access in

health facilities through the national health insurance program

Aim: To compare the role of universal health coverage in supporting national family planning programs

Method: This literature study had been made by data reviewing in four different countries which have

large population: China, India, the USA and Indonesia. Using the indicator of involvement of UHC in

family planning in several countries, there are advocacy and policy, health service, health financing and

governance. It was compared the support of contraceptive policy and highlighted the program as a strategy

for developing family planning in the national health insurance era

Results: Policies related to the use of national health insurance for supporting family planning in several

different countries produced different results. In addition to the aspect of finance, the policy on the number of

children, the private and public service systems, the priority of contraception choice and family involvement

also played a role in the success of the program

Conclusion: The correct target program must be immediately determined by the government so it is

important for policymakers to self-introspection related to family planning in this country by using the

indicator of involvement of UHC.

Author Biography

Erni Rosita Dewi1 , Muhammad Ardian Cahya Laksana2 , Nur Anisah Rahmawati1 , Alifia Candra Puriastuti3 , Budi Prasetyo2

1 School of Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, 2 Department of Obstetric Gynecology, Faculty

of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, 3 Department of Reproduction Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas

Airlangga

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Erni Rosita Dewi1 , Muhammad Ardian Cahya Laksana2 , Nur Anisah Rahmawati1 , Alifia Candra Puriastuti3 , Budi Prasetyo2. (2020). The Role of Universal Health Coverage in Supporting National Family Planning Program: A Comparative Study. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 544-549. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1455

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