New universal healthcare for Burkinabians

 

Burkina Faso has adopted a universal health insurance system called AMU to allow all Burkinabe, whatever their social class and income level, to receive quality care.

AMU establishes a basic social security scheme for all citizens and also introduces a contributory equity in financing and provides for the management of the universal health insurance scheme by two separate bodies, one for civilians and another for the armed forces.

According to health minister Amédée Prosper Djiguimdé,“This insurance will provide a number of defined for all. What is important is that the commitment of the government will be strengthened and there will be more responsibility from the citizen vis-à-vis their health.”

A national insurance fund, health managing authority and implementation legislations are all being worked on by the Burkinabe authorities.

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