A current and capital budget for the ministry of health for the second five-year national development plan 1991-1995
Hove, Tinodaishe T.
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The aim of this paper is to provide an estimate of the current and capital budgets for the Zimbabwe health sector over the period 1991-1995, coinciding with the second Five-Year National Development Plan, while taking into account the country’s population growth rate. Emphasis in the health sector will be on primary health care (PHC), defined by the World Health Organisation (1978) as essential health care based on politically and scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology, made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation and at costs that the community and the country can afford to maintain at every stage of their self- determination. The capital budget shows expenditures whose returns extend beyond a year (usually planned for several years). These involve equipment replacement, plant extension, product improvement and new products. The current budget includes salaries, health personnel training costs and health facility maintenance costs.