Universal health coverage aimed for in 2020 plan

-burden of injuries from accidents, violence noted

The Ministry of Health yesterday launched its Health Vision 2020 which is its strategic plan for the years 2014-2020 and according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud the plan will help to address several challenges such as human resources and health illiteracy.

The plan, which was launched at the Guyana International Conference Centre is said to be the culmination of a broad inter-sectoral coordination and collaboration and included a wide range of governmental agencies, multi-sectoral stakeholders, private sector, local and international non-governmental and development organisations.

According to Dr Zoila Fletcher-Payton, Consultant, Health Surveillance & Disease Preven-tion & Control, who represented PAHO/WHO, the country is well on its way to achieving the Millennium Develop-ment Goals (MDGs) health targets for 2015. She said the strategic document sets out the plan  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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