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A satisfying sexual partner good for health - Dr Kazibwe

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 25th July 2018 09:08 AM

According to Kazibwe, failure to satisfy your sexual partner is a disability.

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According to Kazibwe, failure to satisfy your sexual partner is a disability.

HEALTH FOCUS

Having a satisfying sexual partner is good for your health, a senior medic also a former Vice-President, Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe has said.

“That is a very key component of good health. A satisfying sexual relation is important,” Kazibwe said.

According to Kazibwe, failure to satisfy your sexual partner is a disability. 

She was speaking at the launch of the National Health Accounts (NHA) in Kampala on Tuesday.

Highlighting key components of good health, Kazibwe said all aspects of good health that include spiritual, social and financial should be taken care off.

She said that a number of televisions and radio stations run adverts for those who want to enhance their beauty and enlarge their body parts which gives satisfaction to a person taking such enhancement.

“The adverts appeal those who want to beautify themselves, get big buttocks and big things (genitals) for men. As a ministry what are we doing about that? Because being beautiful is important to one’s health. That is part of the definition of health,” Kazibwe who holds a Phd from Harvard School of Public Health said.

Kazibwe who is a member of the health ministry planning unit said health promotion, activities and budgets should be part and parcel of the National Health Accounts (NHA).

Kazibwe, a special presidential advisor on health and population implored the ministry of health to promote all components of good health.

The report shows a reduced health sector funding means a reduced provision of quality health care to Ugandans.

The Government should increase funding to the health sector and also introduce prepaid health financing mechanisms such as social health insurance to increase its resource base and avoid possible financial burdens for households, a ministry of health report has recommended.

The third National Health Accounts (NHA) report for 2015/16 financial year released on Tuesday by the ministry of health indicated that the current health expenditure per capita has decreased.

The findings also show that the share of out of pocket expenditures decreased from 41% in 2012/13 to 37% in 2015/16.  

Speaking to New Vision yesterday, Abdul Muhumuza, the program officer, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) said the reduction in funding puts Ugandans’ lives at a risk of prolonged illness or even death due to reduced essential medicines and medical equipment. 

The donor funding to the sector decreased faster than the government component. 

“This has implications for sustainability of the health care systems, unless there is a reliable and predicable flow of donor funds and domestic resources into the health system,” the third NHA report notes.

The ministry of finance allocated sh2.3 trillion to the health sector this financial year compared to 8.7% cut in 2016/2017 financial year.

NHA is a systematic, consistent and comprehensive methodology for monitoring financial flows within the health sector.

It was developed specifically to inform the health policy process, dialogue, designs and implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation of eth health interventions.

Uganda spends more money on treatment, construction of health facilities and vehicles than investing in preventive measures.

“The current analysis indicates that that the health care system is biased in favour of hospital- based curative services,” the report noted.

The disease based expenditure also shows shortages of resources relative to the burden of morbidity and mortality.

Presenting the findings, Tom Aliti, the NHA focal person in the ministry of health said that the central region leads in household expenditure on health with $27.3 per capita (sh101, 023). Western region comes second $12.7 (sh46, 996), eastern region with $14.1 (sh52, 177) and northern region $7.9 (29,233).

 

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