Examining the level and inequality in health insurance coverage in 36 sub-Saharan African countries

Low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are increasingly turning to public contributory health insurance as a mechanism for removing financial barriers to access and extending financial risk protection to the population. This research paper assesses the level and inequality of population coverage of existing health insurance schemes in 36 SSA countries.

Publication Year:

8 April 2021

Publisher

BMJ Global Health

Author:

Edwine Barasa, Jacob Kazungu, Peter Nguhiu, Nirmala Ravishankar
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