HSFR/HFG Project Activities and Results Summary: August 2013 through December 2016

Resource Type: Brief
Authors: Jhana McGaugh
Published: February 2017

Resource Description:

The USAID-funded Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance project (HSFR/HFG) has been the lead partner supporting the Government of Ethiopia to roll out and implement its wide range of health care financing (HCF) reforms at the national, regional, woreda (district), and health facility levels. These reforms include:

  • Introducing and expanding health insurance;
  • Improving revenue retention and utilization  and the quality
    of services at health facilities;
  • Improving the fee waiver system and standardizing the exemption
    system to protect the poor;
  • Strengthening health facility autonomy through the establishment
    and operationalization of health facility governing boards; and
  • Outsourcing non-clinical services and establishing private wings in
    public hospitals to create efficiencies and retain specialized doctors
    in public hospitals.

HSFR/HFG has provided technical and financial assistance to the Federal Ministry of Health, regional health bureaus, the Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency, woreda health offices, and health facilities.The overall goal of HSFR/HFG project support in Ethiopia is increased utilization of health services. This brief provides a summary of HSFR/HFG project activities and results for the period August 2013 through December 2016

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