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Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has become a major policy orientation in international cooperation (Sustainable Development Goals 3.8) and in many poor and emerging countries.

India offers a striking example of this shift in public health policy. In a country where salaried work is not the norm and social protection is almost non-existent, illness not only leads to a direct drop in income, it can permanently disrupt a household’s trajectory. With the objective of providing better protection for the most vulnerable households, several government-sponsored health insurance schemes have been launched in India over the past 15 years. While 40% of the population is now covered by any form of health coverage, strong inequalities remain in the coverage and the use of these schemes targeted at poor patients.

The SANAHIC project aims to explore, in an interdisciplinary dynamic, the possibilities offered by the analysis of care reimbursement data to measure inequalities in access to and use of care (1), and to evaluate the management of universal health coverage programmes (2). The project aims to contribute to the development of new methodologies by combining spatial analysis and network analysis (3).