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Health Sector Strategic Plan 2012/13-2016/17

Government of Lesotho Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Lesotho April 2013 Policy document child and adolescent, communicable disease, health system, non communicable disease

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8.1 Vision
o To have a healthy population, living a quality and productive life by 2020.

8.2 Mission
o To enhance a system that will deliver quality health service efficiently, effectively, and
equitably to all Basotho.

8.3 Goal
o To contribute to the attainment of improved health status and quality of life for socioeconomic
development of Lesotho.

8.4 Purpose
o To consolidate the health systems that will guarantee quality health care to the poor,
vulnerable and disadvantaged.

8.5 Core Values
o The following are core values articulated in the Constitution of Lesotho, Vision 2020 and other
International and Regional Conventions that guide the health sector policies:
o Integrity
o Responsiveness
o Innovative
o Public accountability
o Commitment to high quality services

Objectives of the strategic plan 2012-2017:

o To contribute to improved health status through equity and access to quality health care in
both public and private domains guided by the principles and strategies of primary health care
and health systems strengthening.
o To attain and maintain deployment of right numbers and skills mix of appropriately trained and
motivated HRH.
o To ensure availability and management of financial resources for improved access to health
services and utilization of health facilities.
o To ensure that essential, safe, efficacious, acceptable quality and affordable medicines and
other therapeutic products, medical devices and technologies are available all the times in
health facilities and are accessible to all.
o To provide timely, relevant, accurate and complete health information on a sustainable and
integrated basis using ICT.
o To improve delivery of health services by tapping into expertise and skills from the private
sector, focusing on the output based partnerships and ensuring an optimal allocation of risk
between the private and public sectors
o To ensure health physical infrastructure are properly designed and constructed and that
equipment are properly procured, installed and maintained in accordance with health


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