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Botswana 2013-2014 Health Accounts: Main Report

Resource Type: Report Authors: Botswana Ministry of Health  and Wellness Published: December 2016 Resource Description: This report describes the key findings and policy implications of the Botswana health accounts (HA) estimation for fiscal year April 2013 through March 2014. Previously Botswana completed two rounds of HA; the first round, in 2006, covered fiscal years 2000/2001, 2001/2002, […]

Botswana Health Accounts 2013-14: Key Findings and Implications

Resource Type: Brochure Authors: Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness Published: December 2016 Resource Description: This brochure presents key findings and policy implications from the Botswana 2013/14 Health Accounts exercise. The Botswana 2013/14 HA exercise was conducted between July 2015 and September 2016. The study covers the 2013/14 fiscal year (1 April 2013–31 March 2014). In mid-2015, […]


Strategic Health Financing for a Healthier Botswana

Botswana is classified as an upper-middle-income country, with an annual GDP of more than $17,000, according to World Bank estimates. The government is spending significant resources on health, as evidenced by the fact that the government’s health budget exceeds the “Abuja target” of 15 % of total government expenditures on health. But significant inequities in […]

Measuring Technical Efficiency of the Provision of Antiretroviral Therapy Among Public Facilities in Botswana

The objective of this study was to analyze variations in the cost and efficiency of providing outpatient ART in public facilities in Botswana. Therefore, we applied an activity-based costing approach to collect data on the costs of delivering ART in a random sample of 120 facilities providing adult ART outpatient services in Botswana, including all […]

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Outsourcing Cleaning Services at Mahalapye Hospital, Botswana – Journal Article

Resource Type: Journal Article Authors: Jonathan Cali, Heather A. Cogswell, Mompati Buzwani, Elizabeth Ohadi, Carlos Avila Published: December 2015 Resource Description: As published in the Journal of Hospital Administration 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1. As part of its national privatization strategy to diversify the economy, Botswana has started outsourcing nonclinical services at seven public hospitals. Hospital managers are signing contracts […]

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Outsourcing Cleaning Services at Mahalapye Hospital, Botswana

The Government of Botswana (GoB) is currently implementing a long-term strategy to diversify the economy, create opportunities for growth in the private sector, and increase the efficiency of the public sector. Outsourcing service delivery is one of four main approaches to privatisation outlined in the GoB’s policies, and the Ministry of Health (MoH) has been […]

Building Capacity to Outsource Services: Experiences and Lessons Learned in Botswana’s Public Hospitals

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Heather Cogswell, Elizabeth Ohadi, Mompati Buzwani, Louise Myers, Naz Todini and Carlos Avila Published: April 30, 2015 Resource Description: Since gaining independence in 1966, Botswana has served as an example of development success—experiencing high economic growth and progressing to a middle-income country classification. Throughout this process, the private sector presence in Botswana has remained small while […]

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Benchmarking Costs for Non-Clinical Services in Botswana’s Public Hospitals

Botswana’s health sector has embarked on a broad program of reforms and, to this end, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has developed the Health Services Outsourcing Strategy and Programme 2011-2016. This planning document emerges from major strategic thrusts outlined in the National Development Plan 10 and the revised National Health Policy. Decision makers at the […]

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