Promoting universal financial protection

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, WHO has supported case-studies in seven low –and middle- income countries (Costa Rica, Georgia, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Thailand – countries at very different stages of the transition to universal health coverage) and has produced a thematic series entitled “Promoting universal financial protection” that provides useful insights and lessons for other LMICs seeking to move towards universal coverage

The series includes a paper for each of the seven country case studies as well as an overview of the key factors facilitating or hindering progress toward universal coverage on the basis of these case studies.

The first two country case studies have just been published:

Promoting universal financial protection: a case study of new management of community health insurance in Tanzania Josephine Borghi, Stephen Maluka, August Kuwawenaruwa, Suzan Makawia, Juma Tantau, Gemini Mtei, Mariam Ally, Jane Macha Health Research Policy and Systems 2013, 11:21 (13 June 2013) at:

Promoting universal financial protection: constraints and enabling factors in scaling-up coverage with social health insurance in Nigeria Chima A Onoka, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Benjamin S Uzochukwu, Nkoli N Ezumah Health Research Policy and Systems 2013, 11:20 (13 June 2013)

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
June 2013

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