National Health Insurance in Low and Middle Income Countries: A suggestion for a component-based sequencing

by Erik Josephson
Health Financing in Africa – Le Blog, April 2017

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http://www.healthfinancingafrica.org/home/national-health-insurance-in-lics-and-lmics-
a-suggestion-for-a-component-based-sequencing

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are looking to set up national health insurance with the ambition of achieving universal coverage. In the classic approaches, launching national health insurance requires building a large infrastructure all at once. The author argues that the components for national health insurance could be sequenced over time, and that small-scale strategic purchasing should be a starting point.

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