The Ministry of Health (MISAU) will be submitting a draft law on the National Health System to the Council of Ministers next week.
The inspector general of the Ministry of Health, António Assane, said this Friday in Nampula, after a consultation meeting, that the initiative aims to bring primary health services closer to the communities.
“There was often confusion that primary health care only took place at primary level and what this law brings is that it changes that. Before we had four levels of care, in terms of the organisation of health units, we had primary, secondary and tertiary levels and at these levels it always started with a health centre. Today we’re proposing to have three levels, which we’re going to call the first level, where the community health centre comes in, where we want to reduce the distance from the population, so that the population, at the first level, comes to everything that needs to be attended to,” he said.
The inspector general of the Ministry of Health, António Assane, emphasised that the sector’s intention is to see this law implemented, following its approval in April this year by the Assembly of the Republic.