What we do
Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) aims to ensure that everyone receives the quality services they need, and is protected from health threats without suffering financial hardship. It’s a way of reducing poverty and increasing health security, so that no-one is left behind. Cordaid contributes to UHC by improving the quality of and access to health care systems in some of the world’s most fragile countries. Countries like the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan. We do this in close cooperation with local health care providers, national authorities and international stakeholders.
- Read more in our brochure ‘Universal Health Coverage‘
- Have a look at our campaign #HealthForAll.
To contribute to UHC, we focus our activities on the following thematic expertise areas:
1. Health System Strengthening through RBF
What is RBF? Result Based Financing (RBF) is our guiding approach to strengthening health systems. We achieve this by linking payments directly to performance: health care providers receive their payments only after their output has been verified. But RBF is more than a change in the way health care providers are paid. It is a health system reform strategy that introduces checks and balances, motivates staff, and involves private parties as well as communities.
- Read more in our brochure ‘Health System Strengthening through RBF‘
- Watch this video on RBF:
- Watch this video on RBF in the Central African Republic:
2. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
We empower women, men and young persons to make lifesaving choices related to their own Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). To enable everyone, especially women and young girls, to do this, Cordaid:
- provides SRHR services and information regardless of sex, gender, religion and sexual orientation;
- provides quality SRHR services with the right information to fight misconceptions and taboos;
- promotes youth friendly SRHR services;
- creates an enabling environment to reduce barriers to SRHR.
Read more about our Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights services:
- Brochure ‘Delivering SRHR services in fragile contexts’
- Brochure ‘Working with religious leaders on sexual and reproductive health’ (English)
- Brochure ‘Jeune S3, a program for, with and by the young people’
- Read more about JeuneS3 on this page.
- Watch this video about Jeune S3, a program for, with and by young people:
3. Global Health, Global Access
The program aims to restore the Dutch commitment to spend 0,7% of Gross National Income on Official Development Assistance, and 0,1% on Global Health. This will be achieved through substantial Dutch support for the Global Financing Facility, which aligns with the Dutch Government’s focus on vulnerable people and communities, such as women and girls. The project is a combination of public awareness and policy influencing actions.
- Read more about the Global Health, Global Access project on this page
- Brochure ‘The Global Financing Facility (GFF)‘ (English)
Additionally, we also focus on other health-related areas:
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
Changes in demography and disease patterns have led to a fast-growing demand for health services addressing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Cordaid focuses on the prevention and therapy of cervical cancer by embedding early screening and treatment in local health systems, and will attend to other NCDs including chronic illnesses in due time.
Data driven decisions
To further improve the quality and impact of our health programs, Cordaid develops its expertise on data management. Our data driven projects contribute to more transparency and accountability. Data analysis allows us to constantly monitor our projects, allowing for flexibility and a more efficient allocation of resources. We, but also our donors and beneficiaries, are thus able to make better decisions based on data exploitation.