following the conference in Rotterdam
on universal health coverage in Africa, Bruno Meessen of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp debated whether voluntary health insurance behaves like a “zombie, shot many times but always coming back.” Is this true? Are there exceptions where voluntary schemes perform well?
Ethiopia is one of these exceptions, I argue in a blog in the Financial Access to Health Services Community of Practice newsletter
. The country is on its way to covering 80 percent of its population by 2020 through a voluntary scheme informed by the experiences of Rwanda, Ghana, China, Senegal, Mexico and Thailand.
Read the full blog post in the Financial Access to Health Services Community of Practice newsletter