The Cambodian government has made a commitment to universal health coverage, and is working to develop a national social
protection policy that will support this goal. The government has also developed a policy framework to guide its efforts, and
is working to build a strong health financing system to support universal health coverage. Health financing is a key
challenge in achieving universal health coverage, as most people in Cambodia rely on private insurance or cash payments to
cover health care costs. The government is working to develop an idea of health that is based on community participation and
puts people at the center of their health care decisions. The global health community is a key partner in this effort, and is
providing technical assistance and funding for health programs.
Cambodia has made progress in expanding health coverage through its strong health system, but there is still room for
improvement. The country has a population of over 16 million and an income per capita of just over $1,000. Many people in
Cambodia lack financial risk protection and access to quality services. Progress in improving management and accountability
is needed to ensure that health services are delivered in a effective and efficient manner.
The potential population coverage is estimated at around 60%. Coverage expansion is estimated to have increased from 36% in
2003 to 50% in 2007. Expansion estimates show that there is still room for coverage expansion.
In Cambodia, service reimbursements are an important component of health protection. The government provides a fixed monthly subsidy to patients who use publicly-funded health services. This subsidy is intended to make health care more affordable for
the population and to encourage the use of public health services. The social health protection (SHP) scheme in Cambodia
provides a range of health protection services, including immunization, family planning, and chronic disease management. The
SHP scheme is funded through user fees and subsidies. The protection schemes in Cambodia offer a range of health protection
services, including health education and information, mental health services, and primary health care. Health equity is a key
priority for the Cambodian government. The government has developed a protection strategy aimed at improving the health of
vulnerable groups, such as the poor and the elderly. The fund improves access to health services is a key component of the
Cambodian government’s protection strategy. The fund provides financial support to health clinics and hospitals to make
health services more accessible to the population.
As of 2013, the percentage of the country’s population with access to health services was 78%. The total health spending in
Cambodia was $373 million in 2013. The country is projected to spend $1.1 billion by 2020.