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Introduction to Health Insurance Policy Options in Botswana: Improving Efficiency and Sustainability through Health Insurance

The purpose of this report is to explore how insurance reforms could improve the efficiency and sustainability of the Botswana health system, and to offer specific policy recommendations to guide the development of a national health insurance reform proposal. The report builds on the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project’s support to the Ministry of […]

Botswana Health Accounts 2013-2014: Statistical Report

This methodological note provides an overview of the System of Health Accounts 2011 framework used for the 2013/14 health accounts (HA) exercise. It provides a record of data collection approaches and results, analytical steps taken, and assumptions made. This note is intended for government HA practitioners and researchers. The Botswana 2013/14 HA exercise was conducted […]

Le financement de la couverture sanitaire universelle et de la planification familiale: Étude panoramique multirégionale et analyse – Togo

Resource Type: Report Authors: Jenna Wright, Karishmah Bhuwanee, Ffyona Patel, Jeanna Holtz, Thierry van Bastelaer, Rena Eichler Published: 1/2017 Resource Description: Reconnaissant qu’une population en bonne santé est favorable au développement économique, à la résilience et à la prospérité, de nombreux gouvernements se sont lancés sur la voie de la couverture sanitaire universelle (CSU). La communauté internationale, les gouvernements […]

Antiretroviral Therapy in Botswana: Comparing Costs, Service Utilization, and Quality at Three Levels of Care

Under Botswana’s ambitious Treat All Strategy, nearly 350,000 people living with HIV will require antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2020. With almost half of Botswana’s health expenditure already allocated to HIV, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will need to mobilize additional resources and achieve efficient use of available resources to sustain successful ART coverage.

Synthesis of Data Collected From Health Facilities through Supportive Supervision – HSFR/HFG Project Year 1 (2013/14)

The Ethiopian government has introduced a wide range of health care financing (HCF) reforms aimed at increasing the availability of resources for health and thereby protecting the population from catastrophic spending at time of sickness. These reforms include allowing health facilities autonomy to establish facility governance structures, retain and use resources generated at the facility […]

Vietnam 2013 General Health Accounts and Disease Expenditures with Sub-Analysis of 2013 HIV/AIDS Expenditure

System of Health Accounts (SHA) is a useful tool; through analysis of the system of health financing indicators, it helps to describe systematically the flow of the financial resources relating to the use, the consumption of the health goods and services across the country. In Vietnam, the Ministry of Health has developed a system of […]

Expanding Coverage to Informal Workers: A Study of EPCMD Countries’ Efforts to Date

For many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), expanding health coverage to informal workers is one of the most common, yet complex challenges requiring action. Informal workers are, by definition, not provided with legal or social protections through their employment, and are vulnerable to health and economic shocks. They also account for a large percentage of […]

Overview of Community Based Health Insurance Lessons

Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Hailu Zelelew Published: March 2017 Resource Description: Presentation during the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 28th, 2017.  This presentation gives an overview of Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI), and explores country experiences and lessons with CBHI in Rwanda, Ghana, and Senegal.

Community Health Financing: Lessons from Ethiopia

Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Hailu Zelelew Published: March 2017 Resource Description: Presentation during the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 28th, 2017.  This presentation gives an overview of Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI) in Ethiopia and recent evaluations, achievements, challenges, and scale-up updates of the pilot schemes.

Improving Efficiency to Achieve Health System Goals in Botswana: Background Paper for Botswana’s Health Care Financing Strategy

Health outcomes have improved in Botswana over the last few decades. These successes have come at the same time as overall macroeconomic growth, with annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaging around 6 percent between 2010 and 2015 (IMF 2015), and Human Development Index ranking above the regional average. These improvements originate in a strong […]

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