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Akufo-Addo launches revised National Health Policy

President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Ado launched the revised National Health Policy on Monday, November 2, 2020, and promised to provide the necessary leadership and resources for its effective implementation.

According to him, the health policy will provide a clear direction of the government's policy in the field of health over the next 10 years, will provide quality health services without funding, which will be a barrier for the citizen.

He said the policy would provide universal health coverage for all of Ghana, "providing quality, timely health care regardless of one's ability to pay."

President Akufo-Ado called on ministries, agencies, agencies (MDRs) and other stakeholders to adhere to policy principles.

President Akufo-Ado gave assurances when he launched the Accra National Health Policy on "Ensuring a Healthy Life for All".

President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Ado launched the revised National Health Policy on Monday, November 2, 2020, and promised to provide the necessary leadership and resources for its effective implementation.

According to him, the health policy will provide a clear direction of the government's policy in the field of health over the next 10 years, will provide quality health services without funding, which will be a barrier for the citizen.

He said the policy would provide universal health coverage for all of Ghana, "providing quality, timely health care regardless of one's ability to pay."

President Akufo-Ado called on ministries, agencies, agencies (MDRs) and other stakeholders to adhere to policy principles.

President Akufo-Ado gave assurances when he launched the Accra National Health Policy on "Ensuring a Healthy Life for All".

He said that the devastation of the KOVID-19 epidemic necessitates the implementation of the nation's health policy, which will meet the urgent health needs of the country in the future.

The President was convinced that Agenda 111 was a long way from ensuring quality health for all in all areas without health facilities, in three geological zones in each of the geological zones.

President Akufo-Ado emphasized that health policy was in line with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (GGs), in particular the three GGs, "providing quality health care for all".

Additionally, this policy has been inspired by African Union Development Program Agenda 6063, the African Health Strategy, Public Policy Guidelines, and other UN health protocols.

The Minister of Health, Mr. Kwaku Agiemang-Manu, said that the adoption of the policy is in line with the three SDGs, which aim to provide quality health care and well-being for all.

He said the old health policy, adopted in 2007, was not comprehensive enough to provide equitable, affordable health care, so the policy was reviewed in light of the COVID-19 epidemic and future health emergencies.

The revised policy also took into account the socio-economic, environmental and health risk factors in the society.

The Minister said that health is not only the absence of diseases, but also the physical, mental, socio-economic well-being of a person.

According to him, politics has five main goals, including: Ensuring a flexible health care system, sustainable financing, sustainable environmental practices, providing quality healthcare with a multi-layered approach, thus leaving no one behind quality healthcare.

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