President Edgar Lungu has signed into law the controversial National Health Insurance Bill meant to achieve Universal Health Coverage for all Zambians.
Act No. 2 of 2018 signed by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu establishes the National Health Insurance Scheme that will ensure that all Zambians have equitable access to quality health care irrespective of their status in society.
The Bill will see working Zambians make a monthly contribution into a Fund which Government will use to run the public health system.
The Bill was heavily criticized by sections of the trade movement with the Zambia Federation of Employers warning that it will take the Zambian government to the International Labour Organisation if it does not shelve the bill.