Supporting Primary Health Care in Mongolia: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions

Publication | January 2021

This paper describes primary health care (PHC) in Mongolia and ADB support in its reform. It highlights results achieved and the lessons drawn that could be useful for future programs in Mongolia and other countries.

Since the early 1990s, ADB has broadly supported health sector reforms in Mongolia. PHC reform in the country aimed at facilitating a shift from hospital-based curative services toward preventive approaches. It included introducing new management models based on public–private partnerships, increasing the range of services, applying more effective financing methods, building human resources, and creating better infrastructure. The paper outlines remaining challenges and future directions for ADB support to PHC reform in the country.


  • Executive Summary
  • Need to Support Primary Health Care
  • Results Achieved in Primary Health Care in Mongolia
  • Challenges that Remain in Primary Health Care in Mongolia
  • Lessons Learned
  • Future Directions
  • Conclusions

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Health system development
  • Health sector development and reform
  • Mongolia
  • 26
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS210020-2

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