Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Jose Carlos Gutierrez and Ric Marshall Published: September 2018 Resource Description: An important step in transitioning from passive purchasing to strategic purchasing is creating explicit purchasing mechanisms; this requires defined units of service that can be assigned a cost and value. As a continuation of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and […]
Resource Type: Publication Authors: Tihomir Strizrep Published: August 2018 Resource Description: This report provides a set of recommendations to the Government of Botswana for establishing a roadmap for the implementation of primary health care (PHC) financing reform and to support efforts aimed at achieving effective and sustainable universal health coverage in Botswana.
Resource Type: Publication Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project Published: September 2018 Resource Description: This brief summarizes the main findings and policy implications of a Fiscal Space Analysis conducted by HFG (Jefferis 2018). The purpose of the analysis is to contribute to the policy dialogue concerning NHI in Botswana by estimating the potential revenue […]
Resource Type: Final Country Report Authors: Health Finance & Governance Project Access the full listing of our final country reports HERE
Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Jonathan Cali Published: 7/10/2017 Resource Description: Jonathan Cali presented at the International Health Economics Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. This presentation shared HFG’s experiences of assisting the Government of Botswana to develop a health financing strategy for achieving universal health coverage.
The government of Botswana is committed to achieving universal health coverage and assuming a higher share of HIV/AIDS and other health spending, even though long-term economic growth prospects are less optimistic than in the past. To guide its path, the government is developing a health financing strategy that will increase efficiency, ensure financial sustainability, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]