Presentation by Jeanna Holtz, Abt Associates Inc., on November 4, 2015, at the 11th International Microinsurance Conference in Casablanca, Morocco.
As part of a national commitment to work towards achieving universal health coverage, Mali is scaling-up a network of community based health insurance schemes, otherwise referred to as mutuelles. The mutuelles currently cover 4% of the population. A major challenge faced by the mutuelles is
Depuis 1995, se développent au Bénin des mutuelles de santé en réponse aux difficultés d’accès des populations aux soins de santé dues à l’instauration, dans le système, du paiement direct des soins. Ces mutuelles de santé qui fonctionnent sur la base de la solidarité sont portées, pour la plupart, par des bénévoles élus parmi les […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Hailu Zelelew Published: June 2015 Resource Description: In about half of all countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 40 percent or more of the total health expenditure (THE) comes from household out-of-pocket payments. In fact, out-of-pocket health expenditure was less than 20 percent of THE in 2012 in only 10 of 47 countries (Sambo et al., 2013). Against this […]
As part of its health care financing strategy in general and its health insurance strategy in particular, the Government of Ethiopia endorsed and launched community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes in 13 pilot woredas in Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP), and Tigray regions in 2010/11 to provide risk protection mechanisms for those employed […]
In the last 10 years, Africa has witnessed a renewed interest in Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes as countries leverage communities to expand risk-pooling coverage to informal sectors and the rural population. CBHI schemes, also known as mutual health organizations, are not-for-profit mechanisms of health financing grounded in principles of solidarity and risk sharing.
Senegal has been implementing various forms of health insurance (private, public, and community-based) for decades. Renewed political will has energized the use of community-based health insurance (mutuelles de santé) as a key element in the government’s push for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2022. While this government support is laudable, financial, technical, and organizational challenges […]
For more than 20 years, community-based health insurance (CBHI) has been a component of the health financing system in Mali. Known as mutual health organizations, or mutuelles in French, CBHI schemes are not-for-profit mechanisms