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Stakeholders dialogue on improving Universal Health Coverage

He therefore called for empowerment of the human resource, especially healthcare professionals through advanced education, skills development in order to enhance their service delivery.

He commended Ghana for making progress towards achieving UHC through the various initiatives.

“I applaud Ghana for making progress towards UHC through initiatives such as the National Health Insurance Scheme to boost financial protection of its vulnerable population and the Community-based Health Planning and Services Strategy (CHPS) to deliver cost-effective and quality primary care services while also engaging the community in the planning and delivery of services”, he said.

Mr Alexander Abban, the Deputy Minister of Health in an address said government was putting in place policies that would ensure the people had easy access to healthcare.

He said the Ministry was reviewing the National Health Policy, adding that it was finalising a UHC roadmap that would serve as guidelines for action towards achieving UHC.

These two documents will provide the policy direction and broad strategies for action towards achieving UHC, based on key determinants of health within a functional nationally integrated collaborative framework”, he said.

While commending GE for its numerous initiatives geared towards improving the healthcare system in Ghana, Mr Abban called on corporate organisations, the private sector, and NGOs to partner the Ministry and for that matter, the government in order to ensure its UHC vision by 2030.

He also urged all stakeholders within the health sector to improve on collaboration as well as re-commit their efforts towards strengthening of the health systems to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagements in order to achieve UHC and improve quality of life and a useful life expectancy for all.

(Ghanaweb)

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