Universal Health Coverage
All UN Member States agreed to try to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. But countries such as Kenya find it difficult to disseminate and enforce the implementation of various guidelines.
As a result, there is inadequate focus on the implementation of the community strategy in particular for example, issues like sanitation (CLTS and ODF), school health, nutrition, water, and general hygiene receive hardly any attention by county managers.
For example, most of the 47 counties seem to focus more on high-cost interventions (Renal unit, ICU etc) than on PHC services. There is also an inadequate number of staff at national and county levels in quality assurance and accreditation.
UHC provides access to quality essential health services; safe, effective, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines; and protection from financial risk.
At least 400 million people globally lack access to one or more essential health services.
Every year 100 million people are pushed into poverty and 150 million people suffer financial catastrophe because of out-of-pocket expenditures on health services.
On average, about 32% of each country’s health expenditure comes from out-of-pocket payments.
Our campaign this year will focus on hospital procedures that still leave women losing lives within the healthcare facility from what appears to be negligence.