Africa is the world’s second largest and second most-populous continent . With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population. Africa’s average population is the youngest among all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30 (6).
The continent is still straggling to create sustainable and inclusive social and economic development. In Africa many countries are facing high levels of child mortality, maternal mortality, malnutrition, and most health systems are not able to deal effectively with epidemics and the growing burden of chronic diseases, such as diabetes. These challenges forced African leaders to renewed their commitments and to accelerate progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with initiative of everyone receives needed health services without financial hardship(8).
Beside the pressure from High prevalence of disease in Africa the second reason for investing in UHC is a moral one: it is not acceptable that some members of society should face death, disability, ill health or impoverishment for reasons that could be addressed at limited cost. However, UHC is also a good investment. Prevention of malnutrition and ill health is likely to have enormous benefits in terms of longer and more productive lives, educational productivity, and reducing health care cost. Effectively meeting demand for family planning will accelerate the fertility transition, which in turn will result in higher rates of economic growth and more rapid poverty reduction. And strong health and disease surveillance systems halt epidemics that take lives and disrupt economies. The challenge in Africa is multi-dimensional require multi-directional solution (7).
Achieving UHC in Africa is still promising concept but still need much more in terms of good governance, leadership and commitment.

Most African countries have accepted UHC they also included as the part of their national sustainable development plane. If Africa able to achieve UHC by 2030 they could remove the pain of Africa from maternal and child death, outbreak, epidemics and poverty. Not only that, Africa could establish strong foundation for sustainable economic and social development. but, acceptance and integration UHC in the national police level is not enough, the national polices should translated in to the ground. still Africa is facing challenge in despite of the national UHC police, with regard to health insurance and financial protection, mobilizing internal resource and quality health service delivery.
There is no single rod that leads to the achievement of UHC in Africa, all policies and strategies should consider each country local condition.
This UHC temple includes a set of strategic action to achieve UHC in Africa. Even though the great diversity in African, many are facing common challenges. This temple has a proposed set of actions for countries and stakeholders involved in the UHC process.

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2.1 Building UHC Temple in Africa
2.1.1 Peace, Good Governance and Leadership
Peace and good
governance is
basement for the
temple of UHC
African leaders,
freedom fighters,
media, Civil
societies should
put first their
citizen than
there political
agenda and interest.

Fig-1- Shows the the primary basement of the temple of Universal Health coverage

Lack of peace results to the collapse of whole health system, and also create favourable condition for epidemics and outbreaks. this clearly shown in the case of south Sudan, Syria,Somalia and Libya. Not only lack of peace, lack of good governance is responsible in many African countries for not functioning of the health system.
Develop sustainable country capacity in law, policy, planning, leadership, and management. The health of population is dependent on different sectors out of the health system so improving inter-sectoral collaboration is a crucial strategy to protecting and maintaining population health.
Not only Create institution which takes the first step and leadership in the implementation UHC. Ensure easy information flow between all citizens and police makers, leaders in the about UHC.
Making community to be the owner of health system in local, regional or national level.

2.1 Building UHC Temple in Africa
2.1.2 Health Financial
Get rid of beggar
mentality and
aid dependency
for Internal
source of income.
income source
Increase public
and private

Fig-2- Shows the secondary basement of the temple of Universal Health coverage

Not only generation of resource, reduce waste is very important, inappropriate wastage usually seen in Africa health care settings. Increase the efficiency of the both public and private health system, wise use of resource for better health out come. Increase domestic mobilization of resource through increasing government spending in the health system.
Use mobilized budgets and resources to reduce out of pocket payment and to make the services affordable to all citizens.
External source of resources should be used as supplement budget for the health system. The sustainability of external source of budget is questionable, no country can have sustainable health system by depending on external source of budget.
Support public private investment in the health sector and create competitive public and private health sector to benefits the large number of population(8,10)

2.1 Building UHC Temple in Africa
2.1.3 Health Information
Health information
is the first
Pillar for Temple
of UHC.
ensures that
and use
timely and
High quality

Fig-3- Shows the first pillar of the temple of Universal Health coverage

Priority objectives in health information are to ensures that countries collect, analyze, disseminate, and use timely and high quality health information. The primary objective health information are to Create a culture of evidence based informed decision making.
Health policies, health plan, health budget, hospitals and health facilities should rely on demographic health survey, national health/society health survey, civil registration, vital statistics systems, district health information systems and clinical records.(8,9)

2.1 Building UHC Temple in Africa
2.1.4 Human Resource for Health
Develop and
implement models
to address special
human resources
for health needs.

Conceive and
adapt effective
models for
education and
of skills/

Fig-4- Shows the secondary pillar of the temple of Universal Health coverage

Ensure countries to have a technically competent, well-deployed health workforce that provides essential services in accordance with standards in a timely, patient centred manner. Primary objectives in human resources for health should not be only to train or educate health professionals, but also Africa should design a system to hold professionals in the Country, to prevent brain drain(9,10).

2.1 Building UHC Temple in Africa
2.1.5 Medical products, Vaccines, and Technologies
Strengthen supply
chain components
to ensure the
supply of quality-
assured health
creating a
for commodity
security and
supply chains.

Fig-5- Shows the third pillar of the temple of Universal Health coverage

Ensures that people have sustained access to and make appropriate use of essential medical products that are safe, effective, and assured quality.
Strengthen supply chain components (forecasting, supply planning, procurement, storage, distribution, inventory control and logistics information systems, laboratory harmonization, and waste management) to ensure the uninterrupted supply of quality-assured health commodities, including creating a supportive environment for commodity security and sustainable supply chains.
Strengthen medicines regulatory capacity to protect the public health from counterfeit and substandard products and pharmaceutical sector governance to promote transparency and accountability through appropriate laws, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
Increase and enhance human and institutional capacity to manage pharmaceutical systems and services, including promoting evidence-based use of medications, assuring therapeutic efficacy, protecting patient safety, and slowing the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance(10).

2.1 Building UHC Temple in Africa
2.1.6 Service Delivery

Scale up quality,
delivery of
based health

Develop and
Cost effective
essential health
services packages.

Fig-6- Shows the fourth pillar of the temple of Universal Health coverage
ensures access to effective, safe, and high-quality public and private sector services by those who need them, when and where they are needed, with maximum efficiency and patient choice.
Regular Scale up for quality and coordinated delivery of essential, evidence-based services. Develop and implement cost-effective essential health services packages(9,10).

2.1 Building UHC Temple in Africa
2.1.7 Evaluation, Accountability and Transparency
Use evaluation,
tools as the
door and
the windows
to regulate
and monitor the
whole Structure
of the temple
of UHC.

Fig-7- Shows the third door and the windows of the temple of Universal Health coverage

Regular monitoring and evaluation to the basement and the pillars of UHC temple. Ensure access to data and information on UHC, as part of societal dialogue and participatory processes. Develop sustainable country capacity in transparency and accountability in law, policy, planning, leadership, and management(10).

Chapter three
3.1 Universal Health Coverage in Botswana
The total population of Botswana was 2,250,000 by the year 2016, in the same year gross national income per population was $15 ranks the five in Africa. Life expectancy at birth by the year 2016 was 66, the African average was 61.2. Total expenditure on health was 5.4 % but WHO recommend Africans should spend 15% of their budget on health(11,12,13).
Botswana categorize three cause of population health problem. One infectious disease, responsible for the cause of death to all age group of population most importantly HIV/AIDS. Two, maternal mortality rate both under five and infant mortality. Diarrhoea and pneumonia are among the top listed cause. Three, non communicable disease(14).

Fig-8 …. Cause of mortality in Botswana
Source; Botswana Health and HIV/AIDS Public Expenditure Review June 15, 2016 Health,

Beside moral initiative, Botswana government is under pressure from high prevalence of HIV, infectious diseases, maternal mortality, Chilled mortality and high health spending. The government of Botswana establish different financial strategies and policy initiatives to improve the efficiency and health outcome.
The central idea behind Botswana policy initiatives is to strength universal health coverage through adequacy, universality, cost effectiveness, affordability, and focus on vulnerable groups.

Health policy initiative in Botswana are:- resource mobilization, increase efficiency, catalyse public/private partnership and improve health insurance(15,16).

Resource Mobilization
Botswana begin to mobilize funding by calculating budget gap and resource need for health. through searching fiscal space for health and increasing government expenditure to health. For example, until 2008, % of GDP allocated to health was only 5.4 compared to south Africa 8.9% and Namibia 7.7%.
Budget gap and resource calculation includes all sector needs such as : primary health care, hospital care, HIV/AIDS response, and policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and regulation(15,16).

Catalyse public and private partnership
Transform the Ministry of Health (MoH) from being a pass-through of annual budgets to a contractor by strengthening contracting services and paying for results. Develop a system that gives people the freedom to obtain services from public and private providers.
MoH and Mass aid Scheme (MAS) begin to work in partnership to pay for services. The MoH pays private primary healthcare providers and hospitals to expand coverage and services to the population(15,16).

Improve Health insurance
Redefine the role of commercial MAS to supplement essential health service package (EHSP). Create a national insurance fund that pools contributions from multiple sources of financing. Subsidize MAS enrolment to expand coverage to the entire population. MAS to develop affordable insurance plans to cover EHSP(15,16).
Increase Efficiency
The Botswana MoH begin to asses health system performance in terms of health outcome, service coverage and financial protection to find the gap in efficiency. Regarding health outcome high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB are still the three big infectious diseases in Botswana. Maternal mortality, chilled mortality and infant mortality are the top listed cause of death in Botswana.
Regarding service coverage 94.1% live around 8km reduce of the health facilities the average upper middle income country was 95.4. there is no data on catastrophic health expenditure.
To enhance the efficiency the MoH renew the drug policy, begin to use pool procurement and begin to replace brand by generic drugs.
Increase efficiency and quality by encouraging competition between and among public and private providers.
Create a National Health Technology Assessment Unit to update the EHSP on a regular basis, make recommendations on essential medicines, promote the use of the most cost-effective interventions and issue clinical guidelines. Improve managerial practices and standard operational procedures at all levels to reduce waste and improve operations(15,16).
All Botswana citizens are entitled to free Antiretroviral therapy (ART) and around 66 percent of the HIV-infected population (248,000 people) was receiving ART in 2015. which was a great achievement indeed in reduction in HIV/AIDS related death(15,16).

Fig-8- Percent Cause of death in Botswana Fig-9- Trend Crude mortality rate

Due to those significance policy Initiative, total death in Botswana begin to reduced from 23,600 in 2002 to 13,200 in 2013. In terms of crude mortality rate, reduced from 1.24 to 0.65 percent in the same respective year.
Regarding Cause of death in 2002, 46.6 percent of death in Botswana is HIV/AIDS related death but due to remarkable achievement in improving access to HIV treatment, HIV/AIDS related death in Botswana reduced to 33.3 percent in 2013.

Chapter four
4.1 Conclusion
The 21st century, challenges of universal health coverage is to provide quality health service for all in limited resource setting. There is no single fit model to achieving universal health coverage in Africa. All policies and strategies should consider each country local conditions. Even though , Africa is highly diversified continent most of problems are common for all countries. Africa should work on the basements of universal health coverage such as peace, good governance and health financing. In addition, Africa should also give attention on strengthening the pillars of UHC temple such as Health information, health human resource, medical products(health technologies) and service delivery.