Speaker of The National Assembly Patrick Matibini says the implementation of stringent financial mechanisms is important in attaining universal Health Coverage.

Dr. Matibini says for the country to meet its Developmental Health goals of the seventh national development plan, there is need to protect resources that are allocated to the health sector for the smooth running of the health system.

Speaking during the official opening of the dialogue and study view meeting on universal health coverage, Health financing, immunization, population and development for parliamentarians in Lusaka today, Dr Matibini urged members of parliament to be advocates for the attaininemt of universal health coverage in their constituencies.