The health policy objectives within the Sector Medium Term Development Plan (HSMTDP) 2014-2017 are to:

  1. Bridge equity gaps in access to health care and nutrition services
  2. Ensure sustainable   financing arrangements that protect the poor.
  3. Strengthen governance and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system.
  4. Improve quality of health services delivery including mental health services.
  5. Enhance national capacity for the attainment of the health related MDGs and the gains
  6. Intensify prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.