Thursday, June 13, 2024

Government hailed for allocating K 17 billion to the health sector

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The Medicines Research and Access Platform (MEDRAP)has hailed government for allocating approximately K 17 billion to the health sector in the 2023 National Budget.

The Medicines Research and Access Platform National Coordinator Liyoka Liyoka says the allocation of the K17 billion to the health sector represents a 10.4 % of the total budget.

Mr. Liyoka said the K17 billion allocation for next year also shows a 8.0% increase from this year’s K13 billion that was allocated to the health sector.

Mr Liyoka has described the in the budget allocation on health as a step in the right direction adding that the country is in the right trajectory of meeting the set target according to the Abuja declaration signed in April 2001.

In April 2001, Heads of State of African Union ( AU ) countries met and pledged to set a target of allocating at least 15% of their annual budget on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis diseases , among others

However, the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 global pandemic derailed the continent’s efforts to fulfill the Abuja Declaration.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Bally is not playing………..

    I told you……….

    These shallow opposition will be reduced to one man protesters on street corners with placards………already CK has started

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  2. And don’t forget that Education has also received K23bn….what a complete change from those who prioritized purchasing of Riot Control Machinery and Military War Equipment to be used on their own citizens. The Defense and Home Affairs Ministries were receiving over 40% of the budget. We are on the right track…..

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  3. We are still waiting for the new dawn Govt to show us their work. The problem with the praise singers is that they don’t know what to celebrate.

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