Healthcare as a basic right
Of the various burning issues facing our country, one of the most pressing and also most complicated, is universal access to quality healthcare.
The challenges in achieving this is varied, with cost and skilled professional numbers two of the main factors. There are several ways to eat this whale. We need to have strategies in place to achieve the following:
- Lower the cost of access to healthcare. This means finding innovative ways to deliver healthcare.
- Limit the need for healthcare. This entails initiatives like effective family planning, accessible pre-natal care, proper nutrition from young, healthy habit education, reducing crime and making roads safer, amongst others.
- Rebuilding our public healthcare facilities, which will need financing, efficient use of those funds and effective fraud/ corruption control
- Increase the numbers of healthcare professionals on all levels and in all segments of healthcare
If we can get these right we can achieve a country that gives everyone access to quality healthcare at an affordable rate. Our bonus Healthcare Insert in this month’s edition of COVER unpacks many of the issues I highlighted above.
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