Malawi Set to Achieve Universal Health Coverage Dec 16, 2015

Malawi Set to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

At the Health Reform Stakeholder Forum in Lilongwe, Malawi on Tuesday, Malawi's Vice President, Dr Saulos Chilima, said the country needs to address inefficiency and wastage of public resources to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

"While the immediate objective is to increase client satisfaction with the public service, eliminating inefficiency and wastage of public resources will directly contribute to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage by allocating efficiency savings with quality health and other complementary public service," explained Chilima.

He also emphasized that the country's Health System is built on the basic principle of solidarity, which entails that everyone must contribute to financing the Essential Health Package based on their ability to pay, but should use essential health package based on their basic needs.

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