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Health Care Financing under Structural Adjustment: Some reflections from the health insurance experience of Khartoum State Sudan

"The study aims at investigating the different aspects associated with the adoption of health insurance as financing mechanism for curative health services in the Sudan. Specifically,it aims at examining the general features of the insurance plan an…

Payment Patterns in Nigeria’s Public Facilities: Unexpected Costs and Implications for Health-seeking Behaviour in Nigeria

In Nigeria’s health system, a better understanding is needed on the impact that unexpected costs have on health seeking behaviour. Of note, patients’ health-seeking choices between public vs. private facilities is influenced by their ex-ante percept…

Latin America's Uncoordinated Response in Tackling COVID-19

The response of Latin American countries to the COVID-19 pandemic has been nationalistic, uncoordinated and varied in terms of effectiveness. Unlike in Africa, where there has been a great deal of coordinated action by continental bodies charged wit…

Healthcare Delivery Environment and Performance in Tanzania

Good health is indispensable towards promoting the wellbeing of people as well as the nation’s development. Tanzania like many other developing countries, has marked health as a priority matter that needs much attention. As the nation strives to mak…

Financing for Education and Health in Lesotho: Proposals for Sustainable Alternative Mechanisms

The trend of private investment in social services delivery has made an intrinsic mark on how African governments allocate resources to finance sectors such as education, health, public services and social protection. In Lesotho it has led to an inc…

Privatisation of Health and Education Services in Zimbabwe

The privatisation of education and health services in Southern Africa is taking place at a rapid pace. Private actors are taking over the role of governments in providing these two indispensable services. Non-state provision (NSP) of education and h…

Effect of Health Sector Grants on Availability and Quality of Healthcare in Kenya

This study seeks to investigate the effect of health sector grants on availability and quality of primary healthcare in Kenya while focusing on the effect of Health Sector Services Fund (HSSF), an innovative financing mechanism in which funds are ch…

Health Insurance and the Economic Impact of Negative Health Outcomes in Ghana

In many developing countries, financial risk protection for health is underdeveloped and negative health outcomes can be impoverishing. In this study, we sought to investigate the impact of negative health outcomes on household welfare and the role …

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