RESYST partners publish report on Universal Health Coverage Pilot in Tamil Nadu

17 April 2018

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)  have recently published a report on the Universal Health Coverage pilot programme, launched in three areas of Tamil Nadu in 2017.

The report, which was commissioned by the Minister for Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Tamil Nadu, finds several positive impacts from the pilot programme including increased use of Health Sub Centres and reduced out of pocket expenditure among those seeking care.

The report is based on a survey of health seeking behaviour and health facility utilisation before and after the introduction of interventions to reach UHC, such as:

  • strengthening physical infrastructure
  • provision of additional staff
  • supply of adequate drugs and diagnostic facilities
  • strengthening the information system

Read a more detailed summary and key findings on the report resource page.

Read a related press article in The Hindu about the report: UHC significantly improved access to healthcare, says study