The Health Sector Strategic Plan III (HSSP III) outlines the objectives, strategies and activities needed to build upon progress during implementation of the Health Sector Strategic Plan II (HSSP II) and accelerate Malawi’s progress in achieving Malawi’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) targets by 2030. The HSSP III is motivated by Malawi 2063’s vision of self-reliance and outlines how the health sector will contribute to the human capital development and mindset-change pillars of the vision. In the spirit of inclusivity, the HSSP III development process was extensively consultative and participatory, ensuring that the prioritization of resources and outcomes in the plan reflect a shared vision. The goal of the HSSP III, therefore, is to move towards UHC by improving health status, financial risk protection and client satisfaction. It is recognized, however, that resources for health care delivery are inadequate.