Achieving financial sustainability.
In 2004, Ghana embarked on a process of developing and implementing a National Health Insurance Scheme to replace out-of-pocket fees at point of service.
Country Core Group Representatives
Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby
Steering Group Co-Convener; Acting Chief Executive, National Health Insurance Scheme, Ghana
Former Director of Operations, NHIA, Ghana
Deputy Director, Ghana Health Service
KaSAPI partners PhilHealth with existing microfinance institutions, rural banks, cooperatives, and other organized groups to better target and efficiently enroll groups of informal sector workers into the PhilHealth national insurance program (NHIP).
Mali is beginning the pilot phase of its national strategy to extend health coverage to 80% (informal sector and rural agricultural workers) of its population through mutuelles de santé, or community-based health insurance schemes (CBHI).
Kenya's National Hospital Insurance Fund is in the final stages of recruiting dealers for a new program that uses mobile phone technology and commercial intermediaries to expand enrollment and increase revenue. All other elements of the program are ready for a July 5th launch that will commemorate NHIF&rsquo