Practitioner Perspectives Blog Series: Earmarking in Ghana
In 2003, Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established using a set of unique earmarked funding sources to help move the country toward Universal Health Coverage. This funding provided a critical source of domestic revenue that allowed Ghana to remove its previous “cash and carry” system of paying for health services and implement one of the best-known public insurance schemes in the region. This blog post details the structure of the NHIS, multiple DRM reform stages, and the impacts thereof.
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