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Jean-Elie Malkin Welcomes Usage of Health Care Services and Expenditure Research in Georgia

The document of the World Bank on the assessment of universal health coverage which was presented the Minister of Health David Sergeenko is a very interesting and a very informative document.

This report shows clearly the huge progress which has been made by Georgia in giving the population access to the services and care. Almost more than 99% of the population right now due to the universal health coverage which was implemented in 2013 have access to these services.

So it’s a huge progress, but at the same time, this document emphasize and highlights what should be addressed in order to sustain this system and this mechanism.

First of all, the management of the universal health coverage should be improved in order to have sustainability and to have the opportunity to continue to provide the population with these services. The second issue which has been raised by this document, which should make the progress, is the prices.

The prices in Georgia still are high for many part of the population. And finally, it emphasizes very well also the need to improve the primary healthcare with a view of hospitals and to reshape this system in more balancing between the hospitals and the primary healthcare. These three issues are being taken into account in our project of the Global Alliance in supporting the government and improving the health system and we will leverage this very good document in order to move forward to reach this goal.