Public health insurance improves health care of people

Public health insurance like Mutuelle du Sante and use of other means to protect the population from health hazards is important and promotes good health care in the society.

Public health insurance like Mutuelle du Sante and use of other means to protect the population from health hazards is important and promotes good health care in the society.

Few years ago, the use of public health insurance service Mutuelle du sante was adopted aimed at increasing access to health medical care services at very low prices and with quality services.

This policy has helped poor people get access to quality health care services and has contributed to the reduction of death rates.

Expensive drugs are being bought at relatively low prices and to a certain extent patients have been able to get proper health treatment.

This policy has indeed achieved the highest percentage of its goals as over 60 per cent of Rwandan population is already under the usage of mutuelle du sante.

It is important to understand that other policies directed at influencing social and environmental determinants of health is an increasingly important component of successful community based health promotion.

Rendering and accessing information to the public should be considered as a key factor to providing proper insurance to the public.

Policies directed at adolescents may be particularly effective as factors outside the home become increasingly important at this stage of development in shaping behaviour known to affect health. These factors include; smoking, eating and sexual practices.

Translating applied research into appropriate and effective policies has the potential to improve the health and lives of entire of adolescents and may carry over into later stages of their lives.

Unfortunately, factors such as limited time, funding, and training can relegate policy implications and development to little more than an afterthought in most public health research.

It can also be noticed that access to health care and abstinence education are two areas in particular in which consistent empirical and programmatic findings can be better understood.

In the population, the youth and adolescents are always the major target when it comes to the creation of health information awareness in the society. Ensuring quality health care for adolescents extends beyond providing them with insurance coverage.

We still have a long way to go in meeting their particular care needs.
Public health insurance should successfully improve the quality of adolescent care through community based health promotion initiatives and it also provides education programmes that help to create awareness amongst the youth.

These initial efforts need to be broadened if access to quality health care for adolescents is to be further advanced through state and local level policy initiatives.

Education of the youth offers good insurance to the population because they are the most vulnerable group for infection with sexually transmitted diseases.

The risk of acquiring sexually transmitted disease is highest during adolescence, and about half of all new HIV infections occur among individuals younger than 25 years.

The power to create and implement sexual education policies should largely be carried out at the local level.

Public health experts have the potential to conduct studies with more relevance to policy development that will meaningfully affect the lives of adolescents.

The physical, emotional, and social vulnerability of adolescence makes policy an especially crucial tool in shaping this phase of their life course.

The medical students association of Rwanda (MEDSAR) is also involved in activities to create awareness in the public about various health hazards that involves the spread and infection of HIV/Aids.

The Medical Students Association of Rwanda (MEDSAR) and EGP (Edinburgh Global Partnerships) partnership have set up strategic activities to help the youth in the Southern Province in: how to educate secondary school children to think seriously about sexual intercourse, to understand the implications of unprotected sex,  the transmission of HIV and other STDs and unwanted pregnancy, to promote the use of contraception (especially condoms) to prevent  the spread of the above, to encourage students to speak openly about sexual matters, and encourage girls to play a greater role in decision making concerning sexual negotiations.

MEDSAR with EGP partnership has approached prostitutes in Tumba sector of Huye district with a view to encourage those involved in prostitution to change their lifestyles.


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