Can community-based health insurance work as a pathway to universal health coverage? What lessons can we learn to inform country decision-making?

posted Sep 29, 2014, 12:36 AM by Jeff Knezovich
1 October, 11.30-13.00, Auditorium 2

Within a focus on people-centred health systems, community-based health insurance  might seem a useful way to ensure inclusion of community and patient perspectives toward the development of universal health coverage. However, popular wisdom has focused on conflicts between community-based and national insurance approaches. This panel presents data from the successful case of Rwanda, experience of China’s  rural health insurance development and a case-study of how Ghana weighed options to decide on an alternative model.

Moderator: Rodrigo Moreno-Serra, Research Fellow, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Kwesi Eghan, Pharmacist, Management Sciences for Health, USA
  • Zina Jarrah, Technical Advisor, Management Sciences for Health, USA
  • Joseph Kutzin, Coordinator, Health Financing Policy, WHO, Geneva 
  • Hong Wang, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA