The government of Botswana is committed to achieving universal health coverage and assuming a higher share of HIV/AIDS and other health spending, even though long-term economic growth prospects are less optimistic than in the past. To guide its path, the government is developing a health financing strategy that will increase efficiency, ensure financial sustainability, and […]
The purpose of this report is to explore how insurance reforms could improve the efficiency and sustainability of the Botswana health system, and to offer specific policy recommendations to guide the development of a national health insurance reform proposal. The report builds on the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project’s support to the Ministry of […]
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 […]
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.
Presented at USAID’s Global Health Mini-University, 2016. Join us as we take a look at USAID’s work to ensure equal access to essential packages of health services (EPHS) for all without financial hardship. Learn how partner countries are operationalizing EPHS to promote priority service provision as countries move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC); how national […]
On Wednesday, March 2nd, the HFG project hosted a webinar featuring technical experts: Hailu Zelelew (Senior Associate/Health Economist, HFG Project), Chris Lovelace (Senior Health Governance Expert, HFG Project), and Jeanna Holtz (Health Insurance Specialist, HFG Project). USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project works with partners around the world to support their progress towards universal health […]
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 […]