The Alternative to the Medical Scheme Model for AfricaThe Alternative to the Medical Scheme Model for Africa The medical scheme approach adopted by several ... targeted effectively. Health care costs;Health care quality;Health care reform;Health factors;Health ...
Description: The medical scheme approach adopted by several African countries has failed to meet the needs of those in informal employment and rural communities. This is partly due to affordability amongst these individuals as well as a lack of awareness of how healthcare financing products work. Community based healthcare organisations have achieved greater levels of success in this regard by carefully incorporating the peculiarities of communities in benefit design and involving community members in the management of these healthcare solutions. There are lessons to be garnered from the countries where these have been implemented with some level of success. Even as countries aim towards universal health coverage, observing the unique needs of different communities within a country is essential to ensure resources are utilised efficiently and that healthcare needs are targeted effectively.Hide
- Authors: Kudzai Chigiji
- Date: Jan 2016
- Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; Leadership>Influence; Professional Values>Public interest representation; Results-Oriented Solutions>Actionable recommendations; Strategic Insight and Integration>Strategy development; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
- Publication Name: International News
- Topics: Health & Disability>Health care; Health & Disability>Health insurance; Public Policy