Zimbabwe to invest $60 per capita on health

Zimbabwe-Health-Minister-David-Parirenyatwa
Zimbabwe Health Minister, David Parirenyatwa

The recently launched Zimbabwe National Health Financing Policy (ZNHFP) has tabled proposals to invest $60 per capita annually to improve health access in the country.

According to the policy document the investment is among a number of measures that will be adopted to increase universal health coverage (UHC). “Government will seek to adopt a raft of measures to strengthen domestic health financing and abide by the Abuja Declaration on Health where not less than 15 percent of the budget shall be allocated to health and $60 per capita per year shall be invested. Options for progressive earmarked taxes and levies to raise additional resources for health will be explored,” says the policy…