Data critical in pursuit of UHC dream

Kenyans seek services at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa. Medical services should be safe, effective and of high quality to improve health. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Decision makers must be empowered with the proper evidence to make cost-effective choices in resource allocation and use.
  • Health system stewards need quality data and information to track and assess their progress towards set goals and objectives.

Universal health coverage (UHC), one pillar of the 'Big Four Agenda', is an important initiative that, if well implemented, would have a positive and transformative impact on the country’s health status and overall socioeconomic wellbeing.

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