23rd May 2019
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Health ministry develops a grassroots initiative

Author : Moses Legge | Published: 2 years ago

The Ministry of Health has developed a new strategy to deliver services to rural areas, an official has said.

Dr. Richard Lino Laku, the Director-General at the department of Policy, Planning, Budgeting, and Research, says this initiative is in response to a new finding, which indicates that only 44 percent of the people in the country have access to health services.

Dr. Lino says the Boma Health Initiative will involve setting up facilities in the villages as well as awareness campaigns.

“Instead of people coming to towns to look for the services, we are taking services to them,” he said.

Dr. Richard Lino Laku said the new policy covers a period of ten years from 2016 to 2025.

He told Eye Radio that this strategy is part of the new health policy that is being launched at the third national health summit in Juba today.

State ministers of health are attending the five-day meeting. Health officials from five African countries are also in attendance.

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