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dc.contributor.authorRichard, Fabienne
dc.contributor.authorAntony, Matthieu
dc.contributor.authorWitter, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorKelley, Allison
dc.contributor.authorSieleunou, Isidore
dc.contributor.authorKafando, Yamba
dc.contributor.authorMeessen, Bruno
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T22:02:18Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T22:02:18Z
dc.date.issued2013-07
dc.identifierER3250
dc.identifier.citationRichard, F., Antony, M., Witter, S., Kelley, A., Sieleunou, I., Kafando, Y. & Meessen, B. (2013-07) Fee Exemption for Maternal Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of 11 Countries and Lessons for the Region, Global Health Governance, vol. 6, pp. 52-72.
dc.identifier.issn1939-2389
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3250
dc.description.abstractSeveral countries have recently introduced maternal health care fee exemptions as a quick win approach to reach MDG 5 goals. It has also been argued that these policies were relevant first steps towards universal health coverage (UHC). The scope and contents of the benefits package covered by these policies vary widely. First evaluations raised questions about efficiency and equity. This article offers a more comprehensive view of these maternal health fee exemptions in Africa. We document the contents and the financing of 11 of these policies. Our analysis highlights (1) the importance of balancing different risks when a service is the target of the policy - C-sections address some of the main catastrophic costs, but do not necessarily address the main health risks to women, and (2) the necessity of embedding such exemptions in a national framework to avoid further health financing fragmentation and to reach UHC.
dc.format.extent52-72
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Health Governance
dc.titleFee Exemption for Maternal Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of 11 Countries and Lessons for the Region
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dc.description.volume6
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dc.description.eprintid3250
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qmu.authorWitter, Sophie
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