African Countries Adopt Rwanda 2020 vision
Harare, Zimbabwe Business, Current Affairs, Cultural, Breaking News May 13 @ 10:39am
Universal access to equitable and affordable quality health services for citizens in the world and should be the aim of any Health Sector Policy. There is a need of Community-Based Health Insurance schemes that must be developed to meet the needs of any citizen outside of the formal sector, where access to and utilization of healthcare services had been historically very low. For instance, Rwanda was one of only four African countries to have met the targets of the Abuja Declaration (to allocate at least 15% of national budgets to the health sector) and of the High-Level Taskforce on Innovative International Financing for Health Systems (to spend at least US$44 per capita on health). Rwanda's near-universal health care system has been the focus of much discussion and debate in the global health community. Now reaching nearly 90% of the population, its unique funding model, which combines tax revenue, foreign aid, and voluntary premiums, has been closely studied by development agencies and governments alike across the developing world.
The Rwandan government is one of very few in the world where female members of parliament outnumber men. His Excellency President Kagame rule has transformed Rwanda, enhancing peace-building and women's empowerment, increasing economic development, and advancing the country's education and communications technologies. Rwanda is now much-admired by people and institutions all over the world. Kigali is the cleanest city ever found in Africa. Life expectancy, literacy, primary school enrollment and spending on healthcare have all improved. More than two decades on, Rwanda's economy, left in tatters following the genocide, has come a long way. Rwandans are generally living healthier and wealthier lives
Progress of the country starts with a conducive environment and creates room for citizens to participate in the rebuilding of the nation. Most African countries should learn from Rwanda on how to implement the vision. Rwanda 2020 vision is a tactical vision with light to future generations.
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