Health financing policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: government ownership or donors’ influence? A scoping review of policymaking processes

by Lara Gautier and Valéry Ridde
Global Health Research and Policy, 2017 2:23 – Published: 8 August 2017

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The rise on the international scene of advocacy for universal health coverage (UHC) was accompanied by the promotion of a variety of health financing policies. Major donors presented health insurance, user fee exemption, and results-based financing policies as relevant instruments for achieving UHC in Sub-Saharan Africa. The “donor-driven” push for policies aiming at UHC raises concerns about governments’ effective buy-in of such policies. Because the latter has implications on the success of such policies, the authors searched for evidence of government ownership of the policymaking process.

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