Championing Sustainability, Namibia Funds Health Accounts

Resource Type: Success StoryNamibia HA success story
Authors: Health Finance & Governance Project
Published: 8/1/2015

Resource Description: In Namibia, donor funding for health dropped by 47 percent between 2009 and 2013. This sharp decline could have broad implications for the health sector—particularly Namibia’s HIV and AIDS response which relies heavily on donor resources. In light of declining donor resources for health, the Government of Namibia (GRN) is positioning itself to sustain health sector progress to-date, through investing in Health Accounts.

With the support of HFG, the GRN completed its fourth round of Health Accounts covering the 2012/13 fiscal year. For the first time, the GRN committed funds in addition to its historical allocation of staff time to conduct the exercise. The additional N$1,000,000 (US$80,000) from the GRN’s annual budget helped fund the local costs associated with data collection and analysis.


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