Ethiopia’s Community-based Health Insurance: A Step on the Road to Universal Health Coverage

First Page: Building on Community-based Health Insurance to Expand National Coverage: The Case of GhanaResource Type: Case Study
Authors: Solomon Feleke, Worki Mitiku, Hailu Zelelew, and Tesfaye D. Ashagari
Published: 1/31/2015

Resource Description:
In the last 10 years, Africa has witnessed a renewed interest in Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes as countries leverage communities to expand risk-pooling coverage to informal sectors and the rural population. CBHI schemes, also known as mutual health organizations, are not-for-profit mechanisms of health financing grounded in principles of solidarity and risk sharing. Among African countries, Ethiopia’s experience can provide good lessons around how governments can pursue universal health coverage (UHC) through a series of complementary measures including strengthening health governance at the facility level and implementing national health financing reform. The Ethiopian approach promises to expand access to health services and improve health outcomes particularly for women and children.

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