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National Health Policy

Ministry of Health, Zambia Country Resources General Health Policies Zambia August 2012 Policy document

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This National Health Policy outlines a statement by the Zambian Government to set clear directions for the development of the Health Sector in Zambia. The policy is anchored in the Vision 2030 and shall be implemented through successive National Development Plans and National Health Strategic Plans.

It sets out policy measures that shall guide strategies and programmes in the health sector. The policy also takes into consideration various Regional and International Instruments, Protocols and Commitments which will ensure that Zambia’s health programmes are integrated with the regional and global health system.

This policy document underscores Government’s commitment to provision of equitable access to cost effective and quality health services as close to the family as possible in a caring, competent and clean environment. In this regard, Government shall prioritise among other programmes, primary health care services, hospital referral services, human resource development and management, medical supplies and logistics, infrastructure development, legal framework and health care financing.


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