Resource Type: Report Authors: SHOPS Plus, Health Financing and Governance Project Published: July 2018 Resource Description: In the past several decades, countries in the Middle East and North Africa have made significant improvements in developing their health systems and improving the health status of their populations. However, the region continues to face substantial and diverse political, economic, […]
On Thursday, April 26th, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project hosted a roundtable on Expanding Coverage through Health Insurance at the Washington Learning Center in Arlington, Virginia. Listen as panelists discuss HFG project support to countries moving toward universal health coverage through strengthening national health insurance schemes, scaling up community-based health insurance (CBHI), covering the informal […]
Resource Type: Publication Authors: Ramesh Bhat, Lysander Menezes, and Carlos Avila Published: August 2017 Resource Description: This report suggests focusing on following groups of organizations through which community/mutual-type insurance initiatives could scale up: (a) micro-finance institutions and self-help groups, (b) the more than 600,000 cooperatives in India, (c) micro-enterprise and small- and medium-size enterprise clusters, […]
Bringing Health Insurance to India’s Urban Poor: Exploring Collaborative Action
Resource Type: Report Authors: Ramesh Bhat Published: August 2017 Resource Description: The objective of this report is to review the health financing challenge in India by presenting the findings of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO Round 71) data on out-of-pocket (OOP) spending on health. The paper specifically discusses the rural-urban differences in OOP spending and implications thereof. […]
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 […]
This brief examines a study on the relevance of diverse mutuals, cooperatives, and community-based organizations (MCCOs) in India’s health insurance landscape and identifies the factors that hinder their expansion as well as the strategies that can propel their growth. Lessons learned and the role MCCOs play in strengthening the country’s financial protection system are presented.
Cross River State has successfully enacted the laws for a mandatory health insurance scheme—CRSHIS. An important part of launching the health insurance scheme is creating awareness among state citizens about what it means for them, not only in terms of their own health care but also the social and economic benefits for CRS and the […]
Bangladesh’s Health Care Financing Strategy (HCFS) identifies three target populations: the poor (below the poverty line – BPL); the informal sector; and the formal sector. These three type populations are to be covered using different approaches. For the BPL, a government scheme known as Shasthyo Shuroksha Karmasuchi (SSK) has achieved much progress to begin its […]
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.