The Government will maintain its commitment to accessible and affordable health care by providing free primary health care and subsidized specialized health care.
This will be achieved through the introduction of a National Health Insurance Policy in partnership with Private Health Care providers. At the same time the Government will also increase training of all carders of health workers, reopening of all closed aid posts and improving the management of medical supplies and equipment throughout the country. Other community based insurance policies such as the “Funeral Cost Cover” and community based health cover will be encouraged.
The Government will undertake a review of the National Population Policy with the aim of bringing the population issue as a major development agenda for the country.
Special attention will be given to containing the epidemics of HIV Aids and TB, non communicable diseases and reduction of maternal, childhood mortality and cancers particularly women.