A coalition of non secular leaders has referred to as for an pressing presentation of a Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage scheme to handle challenges worrying ladies within the nation.
Addressing a press convention at Religion for Household Well being Initiative places of work in Lweza Tuesday ( March 07), spiritual leaders are nervous that many ladies are nonetheless combating the excessive value of well being care, which prices them not less than 41% of their incomes.
The Govt chairperson Board and Administration Religion for Household Well being Initiative, Jackie Katana addressing the press. Photographs by Jovita Mirembe
Fr. Constatine Mbonabingi, a board member of Religion for Household Well being Initiative mentioned that amidst the excessive degree of poverty because of low home financing and the under-financed well being sector, the Nationwide insurance coverage scheme stays probably the most equitable choice for pooling assets for well being care and making certain monetary safety and high quality well being look after all.
Sheikh Ali Waiswa, the Vice Chairperson of the Religion for Household Well being Initiative requested the Ministry of Well being and all stakeholders to spotlight all points that wanted consensus with spiritual leaders concerning adolescent well being to expedite the finalizations and approval of the Adolescent Well being and Sexual Reproductive Well being insurance policies to information interventions on lowering the excessive charges of teenage being pregnant.
The Govt chairperson Board and Administration Religion for Household Well being Initiative, Jackie Katana, mentioned that if each the Adolescent Well being and Sexual Reproductive Well being insurance policies are handed, there might be home financing for data and authorized points for them as a result of proper now, these areas are being financed by donors.
Rt. Rev Amos Magezi, the Bishop of Northwest Ankole diocese appealed to the youth to behavior with the intention to cut back the excessive prevalence price of HIV, particularly amongst them.
The spiritual leaders, drawn from Christianity and Islam, are hopeful that if handed, the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage scheme, will assist to cut back well being wants and accessibility of well being companies for ladies within the nation.