Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania : implications for paths to universal coverage
Sixty participants from 10 countries including four English-speaking (Ghana, Kenya,
Nigeria, Sierra Leone) and six French-speaking (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco,
The fifteen minute pre-recorded show, ‘Public healthcare financing’, was produced by WWMP, in conjunction with labour journalists in east and southern Africa.
As African countries move toward universal health coverage, it is clear there is a shortage of African experts with applied research skills in health financing such as fiscal space analysis, needs-based resource allocation methods, and benefit inc
Universal health coverage is a major goal internationally. Under universal systems, health care is paid for in advance, via prepayment mechanisms, and the use of health services is based on need.
There are a number of problems in the health systems of three countries reviewed (South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania), which are mainly due to fragmentation in their insurance schemes.