Burkina Faso adopts universal health insurance system Sep 11, 2015

Burkina Faso adopts universal health insurance system

Burkina Faso has adopted a universal health coverage scheme! The Universal Health Insurance (AMU) system will allow all citizens, regardless of their social class and income level, the ability to receive quality care.

"AMU establishes, for example, a basic social security scheme for all citizens in terms of risk hedging; it also introduces a contributory equity in financing and provides for the management of the universal health insurance scheme by two separate bodies, one for civilians and another for the armed forces.

According to Health Minister, Dr. Amédée Prosper Djiguimdé, “this insurance will provide a number of defined cares to anyone subjected to it. There is a large bridge that is granted to all the destitute people of our country. What is important is that the commitment of the government will be strengthened through this text, and there will be more responsibility from the citizen vis-à-vis their health."

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