The lives of several St. Lucians battling with non-communicable diseases are set to improve if the launch of the Ministry of Health’s Performance Based Financing (PBF) Pilot Program has a successful outcome. At an event held on June 29th, the ministry initiated the program which aims to improve the efficiency of health care on island.
The PBF will roll out in phases, and will initially focus on eight medical facilities. These facilities were chosen based on performance indicators, put in place by the ministry.
Minister for Health, Hon. Moses Jn Baptiste, sees this a part of grander efforts improve the lives of St. Lucians. The minster believes that if stakeholders continue to take the necessary steps to improving the health care system in St. Lucia, the country will eventually reap the benefits
“We have started a process of believing in each other, going to the wellness centers and ensuring that whether it is the PBF, or the maternal and childcare services, that everyone understands…we are in this to ensure that all of us get better health care”
This initiative forms part of the country’s broader goal to achieve Universal Health Coverage, for all St. Lucians.
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