Call for equitable health access

Credit Venessa Gonye : Zimbabwe Independent HEALTH experts have called for equitable health access for marginalised groups such as rural people, women and children. This comes as the world yesterday commemorated the International Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, which falls on December 12 annually. Community Working Group on Health executive director Itai Rusike said a country’s health system should work for everyone regardless of their financial status. “Equitable health coverage puts women, children, adolescents, and the most vulnerable first because they face the most significant barriers to essential care. We…

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2023 Health Budget insufficient

HEALTH experts yesterday said Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s $473,8 billion budget allocation towards the provision of health care services was grossly inadequate to fund the sector’s critical needs. Ncube announced a $4,5 trillion budget on Thursday with 11% going towards health. Community Working Group on Health executive director Itai Rusike said the health sector remains grossly underfunded. “The health budget remains grossly inadequate to fund the critical needs in the health sector,” Rusike said. “The current health financing model remains unsustainable as it heavily relies on external financing as well…

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