In view of the low level of investment in the health sector (2.4% of total investments of the state in 2007), the Algerian government has allocated - under the Scheme of National Planning (SNAT) - an envelope for the health sector that will allow an investment volume of 19 billion euro by the year 2025. In 2008, health ranked at 9.5% in the state budget (investment and operation) and should significantly increase as part of the program to 15%.
In order to assist the Algerian government in the implementation of this complex sector reform, which is not limited to investments in infrastructure, an EU funding was granted under the European Neighbourhood Instrument and (ENPI / ENPI).
The main project objectives are:
The establishment of instruments and management tools in the industry and the reform of health care financing.
The management of the epidemiological transition through a range of preventive and curative services and improving quality of health surveillance.
Capacity building and human resource development.
The program through PSU will support the ongoing work between MSPRH and the social security agencies to improve the efficiency of the funding formulas of care and the reform process at the operational level that changes the terms of management of the health institutions, including the allocation of funding at this level. Other strategies will be based on actions in the areas of control of the sector, the establishment of mechanisms for providing health care for vulnerable populations, continuity and quality of care, health information system and health monitoring devices.
According to the project objectives, the services will be as follows:
Coordination and organization (coordination of actors, business planning and reform initiatives, investment management, monitoring and evaluation).
Reform of health financing to ensure equitable access to health care for every citizen and sustainable financing of the operation of health facilities.
Establishment of an efficient health information system supporting the decision on priority activities and investments in the sector.
Human resources management to ensure better use and development of stronger health professionals.
Regulation of the private sector and development of health care quality policies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care on a long-term basis.