VP Juldeh Jalloh Leads Delegation To Senegal

VP JULDEH JALLOH LEADS DELEGATION TO SENEGAL

VP Juldeh Jalloh Leads Delegation To Senegal…To Provide Citizens With Universal Health Coverage

VP JULDEH JALLOH LEADS DELEGATION TO SENEGAL

Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh and a high-powered delegation of relevant National Health Coverage stakeholders are at present in Senegal to understudy progress made by that francophone country towards providing its citizens with Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

The relevant National Health Coverage stakeholders in the delegation are the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Financial Secretary, Deputy Director-General of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), and the Lead Consultant on Sierra Leone Social Health Insurance Scheme.

Senegal operates a Free Healthcare system defined around five packages entailing children under five years, people above 60 years, women undergoing caesarean operation, those on cancer treatment and dialysis. The country’s governance structure enables the structures to operate paving the way for sufficient drugs and ensuring hospitals have the right medications. It includes effective monitoring and evaluation processes that ensure low cost and positive end results.

In an exclusive interview with Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, he said: “The vision of Sierra Leone’s National Healthcare Strategic Plan is a well-functioning health system that delivers efficient and high-quality healthcare that is accessible, affordable and equitable to all.” He noted that the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means all Sierra Leone will have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them without financial hardship.VP JULDEH JALLOH LEADS DELEGATION TO SENEGAL

The concept, the Vice President said, includes the full range of essential health services from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, noting that the most obvious advantage of UHC is that everyone has health insurance and access to medical services and that no one goes bankrupt from medical fees.

He further disclosed that Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, France, Australia, UK and Singapore are rated as having the best UHC in the world, adding that UHC has a direct impact on a population’s health and welfare.

FULL DETAILS OF HIS TRIP WILL BE REPORTED IN A SUBSEQUENT EDITION

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