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Extending Health Services in Africa with CB-HIPP


Highlights

  • Extending integrated sexual, reproductive and maternal health services in Africa
  • Abt is helping assess and strengthen networked health service delivery
  • Abt has analyzed financing of HIV services in multiple countries
The Challenge

Abt Associates is part of the team implementing the Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CB-HIPP), funded by PEPFAR/USAID. CB-HIPP supports the provision of integrated services for HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, maternal, newborn and child health, and extending those services in border areas and along select inland transport corridor sites in East, Central and Southern Africa. 

The Approach

Abt is providing expertise, thought leadership and organizational resources to identify, implement and test alternative health financing to strengthen the long-term sustainability of networked health and HIV and AIDS service delivery. Abt also will contribute an actuarial analysis, which will look at the portability of the existing national health insurance program run by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Kenya.

The Results

Abt already has:

  • Analyzed access to - and financing of - HIV and AIDS services in East Africa;
  • Assessed facility capacity at cross-border sites in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania, which identified priority areas for technical assistance; and

Compared the costs of health care services at cross-border locations in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania.