Promoting universal financial protection: contracting faith-based health facilities to expand access – lessons learned from Malawi

by Maureen L Chirwa, Isabel Kazanga, Giulia Faedo et al.
Health Research Policy and Systems 2013, 11:27 (16 August 2013)

9 pp. 315 kB:
http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/pdf/1478-4505-11-27.pdf

Public-private collaborations are increasingly being utilized to universalize health care. In Malawi, the Ministry of Health contracts selected health facilities owned by the main faith-based provider, the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM), to deliver care at no fee to the most vulnerable and underserved populations in the country through Service Level Agreements (SLAs). This study examined the features of SLAs and their effectiveness in expanding universal coverage.

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