Marga Institute - Centre for Development Studies

Issues of equity and access in health care.

Issues of equity and access in health care.

The country’s free health care system had coped efficiently and at low cost in the early stages of the health transition when it had to reduce mortality and fertility and focus its preventive and health care systems on maternal and child health and on communicable diseases. It has now to address the problems of the non- communicable diseases which requires greater household capacity for management of health and disease both in terms of knowledge and health behavior as well affordability. The Institute expects to work with its current partners the WHO the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in researching into these issues.