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 […]
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.
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 […]
Le Ministère de la santé et ses partenaires techniques et financiers contribuent depuis 1994, à travers plusieurs projets successifs, à l’amélioration de l’accessibilité financière des populations aux soins de santé de qualité par la promotion des mutuelles de santé. Les mutuelles de santé du Bénin ont évolué sans une législation propre. Mais depuis le 26 […]
In this technical briefing, HFG shared lessons learned and technical insights from our work in piloting and scaling up community-based health insurance in Ethiopia and supporting Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority to improve the financial sustainability of its National Health Insurance Scheme.