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Balancing Public and Private Health Care Systems: The by Randolph Quaye

By Randolph Quaye

Balancing private and non-private healthiness Care Systems looks at a well timed second, given frequent present dialogue approximately fairness in fit care and the function of the kingdom in healthcare making plans. based on the realm financial institution advice that the primary of expense restoration be integrated in healthcare financing ideas, African nations embraced the primary of public-private partnerships in healthcare. It used to be argued then, and nonetheless now, approach out in their overall healthiness conundrum is for governments to play a smaller position in healthcare. the current publication explores different financing preparations in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. It introduces new scholarship on post-colonial healthcare concepts in Africa, specifically in the course of a decade of market-oriented healthcare reform. Drawing upon present study and case stories, in addition to contemporary paintings via the writer himself on African healthcare structures, this e-book units out to investigate the consequences of some of the techniques for the way forward for healthcare financing in Africa.

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Irregularities in the amount one is asked to pay; it varies from place to place but the same services are rendered at health centers. • The NHI is a good initiative introduced by the government since it is really meeting the health needs of the public as compared with the “cash and carry” system. DISCUSSION This paper has examined the perspectives of Ghanaians on the introduction of the National Health Insurance scheme as a health care financing strategy. While the study participants were drawn from the nation’s capital, it nevertheless represents a cross section of the entire population since every conceivable group can be found in Accra.

For example, in its goal to achieve equity, the Kenyan government introduced a policy directive that exempted the poor Health Care Financing in Uganda: The Role of Social Health Insurance 27 (Wang’ombe et al, 2002). The second model is the Bamako Initiative— widely used in Tanzania through a community financing program. ’ (Panos Report, 1994). This particular approach recognizes the importance of community involvement and health service decentralisation. 1998, Criel, 1998, Gilson and Russell 1995), user fees are highly regressive.

3. Given the fact that a large number of Ugandans work in the informal sector and therefore less likely to contribute to a national health insurance scheme, what are the prospects for getting ordinary Ugandans to pay into a common scheme? Health Care Financing in Uganda: The Role of Social Health Insurance 29 4. What should be done to those vulnerable groups who either cannot afford to pay or are unwilling to pay? 5. What do most Ugandans expect the program to cover? METHOD AND DATA COLLECTION To explore current views of Ugandans from all sectors of the population specifically, the term ‘social health insurance’ and what means for Ugandans were explored, notably: • their views on the introduction of social health insurance in Uganda; • what they expected insurance to provide by way of health services; • who they felt should contribute to SHI financing and what specific contributions they are willing to make; and • problems associated with the introduction of SHI and how such problems can be solved.

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