In Argentina, Plan Nacer, which in Spanish translates to “Birth Plan,” has improved access to maternal and child health care to the country’s poorest populations. Plan Nacer targets two million uninsured pregnant women and children (up to six), who are typically poor, relative to the general population.
In this video, Martin Sabignoso, National Coordinator, Plan Nacer and Programa SUMAR in the National Ministry of Health discusses the impact of the program. He highlights the ways in which Plan Nacer has helped create “strong and profound cultural change” in the health sector, while improving the quality of and access to priority health services.
Coverage under the Plan has been scaled-up since its launch in 2004. It initially focused on the target population in nine provinces in northern Argentina and in 2007, gradually started to expand to all of Argentina’s 23 provinces. By 2012, the Plan was operating nationally and covering a high percentage of the targeted population.