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Are Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia prepared to meet the Sustainable Development Goals’ health targets?: A policy analysis

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Natasha Mbabazi

London School of Economics and Political Science; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, GB
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MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing , Class of 2016

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Abstract

The primary aim of this paper is to evaluate and compare the health policies of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia in their preparedness to achieve the thirteen health targets under Goal 3, “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This project evaluates the congruency of national policies and strategies with the SDG health targets. This body of work requires secondary research and literary review of national policy documents and United Nations policy language. Knowledge management databases on ministerial websites are also used. Additionally, some informational requests for policy documents are made to ministerial staff. Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia score similarly on sexual reproductive health integration, universal health coverage, and human resources policy language. However, in terms of policy preparedness, Rwanda ranks best on the matrices. All countries are strongest in knowledge management, with the notable exception of Malawi. The countries collectively struggled most with cross-sectoral and/or intersectional policy language. Rwanda’s policy are most prepared to achieve the SDG health targets. All policy recommendations will require capacity, resources and above all, political will.

How to Cite: Mbabazi, N., 2017. Are Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia prepared to meet the Sustainable Development Goals’ health targets?: A policy analysis. The Public Sphere: Journal of Public Policy, 5(1), pp.157–192.
Published on 01 Jan 2017.
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