Analytical summary - Universal coverage
Health care service delivery is set out to be in an integrated manner in all health facilities, ranging from treatment of common ailments to disease control, antenatal care, care of the sick child to immunization and other preventive care. It was meant to ensure that there would be no missed opportunities.
This has presented special challenges in terms of the need for health workers with generalist skills, especially at health centre and regional levels. The eight kilometre radius set out to promote universal access to health care has been achieved in the country but the accepted WHO standard of five kilometres has not been reached.