Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania : implications for paths to universal coverage
Objective: Compare patterns of catastrophic health expenditures in 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Material and Methods: Prevalence of catastrophic expenses was estimated uniformly at the household level using household surveys.
Effective mechanisms to exempt the indigent from user fees at health care facilities are rare in Africa. A
State-led intervention (2004–2005) and two action research projects (2007–2010) were implemented in
Development assistance for health has increased every year between 2000 and 2010, particularly for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, to reach US$26·66 billion in 2010.
Burkina Faso implemented a national subsidy for emergency obstetric and
neonatal care (EmONC) covering 80% of the cost of normal childbirth in public
health facilities. The objective was to increase coverage of facility-based
In 2007, Burkina Faso launched a public policy to subsidize 80% of the cost of normal deliveries.
A life course approach was used to assess household level impacts and inform interventions around HIV risk and
AIDS vulnerability across seven major age-related stages of life. Our focus was sub-Saharan Africa. We provided