Resource Type: Publication Authors: Ben Johns, Mignote Haile, and Zelalem Abebe Published: September 2018 Resource Description: The government of Ethiopia is working on increasing the number of woredas (districts) with community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes. However, besides a 2015 evaluation of the pilot schemes, there had not been a formal assessment to measure CBHI program […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Ethiopia Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance Project Published: June 2018 Resource Description: This end-of-project report summarizes HSFR/HFG performance and results achieved with the collaboration of the Government of Ethiopia and local counterparts from project start in August 2013 through March 2018 (or most recently available data). The next section provides context about […]
On Thursday, July 19, 2018, the Ethiopia Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance (HSFR/HFG) project welcomed representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Ethiopia Health Insurance Agency (EHIA), Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs), Zonal Health Departments, community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes, Bureau of Finance and Economic […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Nishant Jain Published: August 2017 Resource Description: This report is to analyze the evolving scenario of government-financed health insurance schemes (GFHIS) and community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes in India. The paper assesses the evolution of GFHIS and their impact on CBHI schemes with respect to innovation and implementation experience. The aim is to […]
The Health Sector Financing Reform (HSFR)/HFG project in Ethiopia has supported the Ethiopian government to design and implement a national community-based health insurance (CBHI) scheme program scale-up strategy targeting over 80% of the Ethiopian population that is engaged in the informal sector. CBHI is being expanded from 13 to 350 woredas in 2017. As a result, more than 14.5 […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: The Health Finance and Governance Project Published: February 2017 Resource Description: India’s health sector continues to be challenged by overall low levels of public financing and disproportionate reliance on private resources. High out-of-pocket (OOP) spending by households, almost 60 percent of total health expenditure, restricts access to quality health care for many low-income families […]
Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Hailu Zelelew Published: March 2017 Resource Description: Presentation during the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 28th, 2017. This presentation gives an overview of Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI), and explores country experiences and lessons with CBHI in Rwanda, Ghana, and Senegal.
Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Hailu Zelelew Published: March 2017 Resource Description: Presentation during the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 28th, 2017. This presentation gives an overview of Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI) in Ethiopia and recent evaluations, achievements, challenges, and scale-up updates of the pilot schemes.
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.
In many Ethiopian communities, not unlike other traditional societies, men are the head of household—the primary income earners and decision makers. As keepers of the family purse, men often make all financial decisions for the family–including spending on healthcare. Prior to 1998, the majority of the Ethiopian population was not covered by health insurance, and […]