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UHC: Considerations in Designing Medicines Benefits Policies and Programs workshop. Thoughts & Lessons learnt: Malawi participants September 30. Presentation outline. Current situation Lessons learnt Next steps. Current situation.

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uhc considerations in designing medicines benefits policies and programs workshop

UHC: Considerations in Designing Medicines Benefits Policies and Programs workshop

Thoughts & Lessons learnt:

Malawi participants

September 30

presentation outline
Presentation outline
  • Current situation
  • Lessons learnt
  • Next steps
current situation
Current situation
  • Free health care services at all public health facilities
  • Malawi has
    • an essential health package
    • Health Sector Strategic plan 2011 -2015
    • National Medicines policies (final draft)
    • Essential Medicines List and Standard Treatment Guidelines ( final stage of revision)
lessons learnt i
Lessons learnt…I
  • Increasing recognition for UHC
  • UHC is beyond physical access, financial and therapeutic considerations are key
  • UHC requires multi-stakeholder approach beyond MoH
  • Medicines account for a substantial proportion of health expenditure
lessons learnt ii
Lessons learnt…II
  • HMIS and LMIS data are critical for decision making in designing medicines benefits policies and programs
  • UHC is the hallmark of a well functioning health system
  • UHC is not all about increased resource allocation but holistic approach to increase efficiency in the health sector
next steps
Next steps
  • Share lessons learnt with MoH senior management and colleagues
  • Align existing health programs with UHC and medicines benefits concept
  • Incorporate UHC concept into strategies and policies
  • Stimulate discussions and partnerships for UHC and medicines benefits program