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Universal healthcare a worthy goal

National Hospital Insurance Fund chief executive officer Geoffrey Mwangi talks about changes to healthcare, during a media briefing at Crown Plaza Hotel, Nairobi, on November 2, 2017. Kenya needs to get its priorities right to strike the right balance in healthcare management. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP


In a world where one out of every two people is faced with the tough choice between buying food or medicine, Kenya needs to prioritise the achievement of universal health coverage early enough.

Whereas both food and medicine are essential for human survival, the attainment of universal healthcare will save thousands of Kenyans from having to make this tough decision.

Universal health coverage is entirely a political choice for all countries.

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