Tag Archives | Health Insurance

Community-health insurance in Rwanda: equity, quality and financial viability.

Rwanda has launched three prominent reforms in the field of health financing since 2000, which have shown significant results in increasing both the supply of and the access to services. The fiscal decentralisation, the community-health insurance (mutuelles de santé), and the performance-based financing (PBF) have largely contributed to the fact that Rwanda is on good […]

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Breast cancer screening for everyone.

Breast cancer being the most prevalent cancer in women, a screening program has been developed in the canton of Geneva since 1999. The University Hospital’s CAMSCO service (Consultation ambulatoire mobile de soins Communautaires) is devoted to people living in precarious conditions without health insurance, mainly undocumented migrants and women working in the domestic’s fields, some […]

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Health Insurance for Rural Population – the Re-Organisation of Community Health Funds in Tanzania.

Community Health Funds (CHF) in Tanzania face problems in design, enrolment, servicing, and sustainability. Since 2011 the Swiss Government funded “Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project”, HPSS, undertakes a re-design of the CHF in the 7 districts of Dodoma Region. The “CHF Iliyoboreshwa” (improved CHF) displays a purchaser-provider split, a strong Insurance Management Information System […]

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Health Financing Options for Himachal Pradesh: Agenda for Health Policy Reforms

This paper aims at (a) evaluating the current health policy regime and finding out its effectiveness to handle healthcare issues (b) finding out alternate health financing options and their relevance for Himachal Pradesh (c) the current gaps in human resource availability and the possible public private partnership options to meet the gaps.

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Creation of Mutual Health Insurance in Madagascar: Providing Access to Healthcare in Marginalized Com- munities

Our programme gives single mothers and their children access to healthcare, provides information on prevention and raises their sense of self-reliability according to the Millennium Development Goals. To reach this aim, professionals train AIC volunteers which then offer for the first time a regular training in their townships for health, hygiene, prevention of AIDS and […]

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Use of Private Sector and Out-of-Pocket Payment for Antibiotics In Spite of a Policy Granting Formal Access to Free Healthcare and Drugs for Children in a Poor Area of Peru

The Peruvian state insurance Seguro Integral de Salud (SIS) was created in 2001 to improve access to health. One of its strategies was to provide healthcare and medicaments free of charge for all children up to 15 years of age in provinces where poverty exceeded 60%.

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