Resource Type: Study Results Authors: Karishmah Bhuwanee Published: September 2018 Resource Description: Over the past five years, Barbados has been grappling with economic challenges while trying to provide universal health coverage for its population. At the same time, an aging population, rising incidence of non-communicable diseases, and the population’s desire for new and innovative treatments are contributing to […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Dr. Sophie Faye, Chisa Cumberbatch, and Altea Cico Published: September 2017 Barbados is currently experiencing tight fiscal constraints due to the slowdown of economic growth coupled with the fact that as a high-income country, it now no longer qualifies for concessional loan arrangements and grants from development partners. The President’s Emergency Plan for […]
March 20-21, 2018 Health finance officials from Ministries of Finance and Health of Barbados, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago are convening this week with international experts from the USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project for a 2-day workshop on Domestic Resource Mobilization for HIV and health at the Marriott Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. Ms. […]
This report presents the findings and policy implications of Barbados’ first Health Accounts estimation, conducted for the year April 2012 to March 2013. It captures spending from all sources: the government, non-governmental organizations, external donors, private employers, private insurance companies and households.
The lack of solid up-to-date health financing information for evidence-based planning inspired the Ministry of Health (MOH) to conduct a Health Accounts (HA) exercise. Although the Ministry completed a Health Satellite Accounts (HSA) exercise in 2013, lack of complete National Accounts data resulted in incomplete spending captured for key groups such as commercial insurance
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Sharon Nakhimovsky, Patricia Hernandez-Peña, Cornelius van Mosseveld, Alain Palacios Published: June 2014 Resource Description: Accounting data on economic and financial resource flows within the health system are critical to informing health and economic policy at both national and international levels. For the most part, institutions that produce accounting data in the health system recognize the advantages of creating […]