Symposium on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries opens in Kampala

Symposium on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Low and
Middle Income Countries opens in Kampala

Over 200 delegates have converged at Serena Hotel in Kampala for a three-day symposium on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage.

The opening ceremony was presided over by Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, Uganda who also represented the Right Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda.
Dr. Aceng urged the stakeholders and participants to focus on the reality that health is a personal responsibility. “No one is responsible for your health; it is you to do it”.

The Minister also affirmed government’s commitment towards new innovations, dialogue and use of resources to pursue the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through financing reforms such as National Health Insurance, voucher systems for maternal deliveries and Results-Based Financing under the World Bank- Global Financing Facility.

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