Ethiopia quote 2019
Before CBHI started in our district, we had to sell whatever we had, even our precious cattle, when one of us got sick. Now, because of our CBHI membership, we can get appropriate health services when a family member gets sick... Some people in our village got surgery for serious illnesses. Had it not been for CBHI, it would have been unthinkable to get such kinds of services without impoverishing ourselves.
Expanding Our Impact
Through USAID-funded projects, Abt Associates works with local counterparts to improve the financial and physical health of Ethiopians by helping the country implement, expand, and institutionalize health care financing reforms, including community-based health insurance (CBHI). Work also includes strengthening the private health sector, promoting public-private partnerships, and improving local capacity for vector control and malaria prevention.
Today, more than 44.9 million Ethiopians have insurance coverage through CBHI and health-seeking behavior has improved among enrolled families to almost double the national average.