WELL-THOUGHT-OUT healthcare service delivery is cardinal for productivity. United Nations member States have agreed to work in the direction of achieving worldwide universal health coverage by 2030.
One of the goals that universal healthcare seeks to achieve is to create a system of protection which provides equality of opportunity for people to enjoy an attainable level of health.
Against this thought, there are several initiatives being implemented by Government to augment access to reasonably priced health services.
It is from this perspective that President Edgar Lungu signed the ambitious National Health Insurance Bill into law to achieve Universal Health Coverage for all Zambians.
Act No. 2 of 2018 signed by President Lungu institutes the National Health Insurance Scheme to ensure that all Zambians have equitable access to quality health care irrespective of their status in society.
The scheme has been tailored to benefit Zambians in employment as they will be obliged to contribute every month into a Fund. The Fund will enable Government to run the public health system. Read more