Unit Cost and Quality of Health Services in Namibia
Categories: Health Finance, Publications, Where We Work
Resource Type: Publication
Authors: Altea Cico, Claire Jones, and Stephen Musau
Published: October 2017
Resource Description: The Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) has prioritized identifying sustainable financing options for the provision of health services and the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). Critical decisions needed to achieve UHC require substantial information and evidence, including the cost of health service provision. The information will serve as the basis for decision making on the structure and financing of a health system that achieves UHC. This study assesses the unit costs of health services, provides a basis for the estimation of the total costs of health services, and can help determine the total funding requirements for UHC. To understand the variations in unit costs among health facilities at the same level of care, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, led by Abt Associates, conducted a quality assessment as part of this study.