The Health Sector Financing Reform (HSFR)/HFG project has supported the Ethiopian government to implement a wide range of health care financing reforms. One such reform allows hospitals and health centers to retain revenue collected from patient fees to make quality improvements. In this short video, personnel at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital located in Bahir Dar, […]
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 […]
The Ethiopian government has introduced a wide range of health care financing (HCF) reforms aimed at increasing the availability of resources for health and thereby protecting the population from catastrophic spending at time of sickness. These reforms include allowing health facilities autonomy to establish facility governance structures, retain and use resources generated at the facility […]
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 […]