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October 25, 2021

2013-2015 National Health Corporate Plan Launched

The 2013 to 2015 National Health Corporate Plan was launched beforethe weekend with Minister responsible Michael Malabagsayingthe plan was vital to avoiding inadequacies inthe health sector.


Health Secretary Pascoe Kase agreed, adding that it was important to recognize that it’sthe Department’s responsibility to ensurethere a clear sense of purpose and direction atthe national level.

There are six strategic directions and major priorities inthe National Department of Health Corporate Plan 2013 to 2015.


They are implementingthe Free Primary Health Care and Subsidized Specialist Care; roll out of health reforms of Provincial Health Authorities and improverment to governance and service delivery at provincial levels; improvingthe medical supplies distribution system; support to Church Health Services; develop and implementthe Health Workforce Plan; and Improver HealthInfrastructure.


Minister for Health Michael Malabag was pleased thatthe plan focused onthe government’s priorities.


Secretary for Health Pascoe Kase said this revised Corporate Plan presented a new direction and standard for governance and lLeadersip.


Minister for Health Michael Malabagsaidthe government has endorsedthe Free Primary Health Care and Subsidized Specialist Health Care Policy andtherefore expects this policy to commence implementation immediately.


With many reported cases of inefficiencies inthe health sector, Mr. Malabag was clear that he wanted health workers and authorities to work smart and put to good usethe resources made available.


Mr. Malabag urged all inthe health sector to usethe challenges as motivation to improverthe health sector outcomes.


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