National Health Accounts (NHA) exercise is an internationally recognized methodology used to track total expenditures in a health system for a specified period of time. Liberia performed the NHA in financial year (FY) 2009/2010—the second time the NHA has been performed in Liberia, the first being in FY 2007/08—to collect the baseline data to inform policy-making and strategic planning for future resource mobilization, an initiative declared in the National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan 2011 – 2021. Because no household health expenditure survey has been conducted in Liberia since 2009, this document highlights the first part of the full NHA exercise, focusing only on the institutional health spending. Part 2 of this NHA exercise is planned for FY 2012/13 to incorporate household spending on health.
The overall objective of this first part of the Second Round NHA exercise was to estimate total institutional health expenditure (TIHE) and furthermore, analyze the distribution of TIHE by financing sources, financing agents, provider of health services, and ultimate use of the funds.Download Now