4 - 6 September 2024

Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Exclusive report:

Primary Healthcare Financing in East Africa: New avenues towards growth


This report examines primary healthcare financing challenges and advancements in East Africa. It explores how countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda are striving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Key findings include:

  • Insufficient government funding hinders progress.
  • Out-of-pocket payments are a major burden for low-income households.
  • Countries are adopting various strategies to improve financing, such as:
    • Health insurance schemes
    • Results-based financing (RBF)
    • Community-based health insurance (CBHI)
    • Performance-based financing (PBF)
    • Public-private partnerships

The report highlights Rwanda's success with CBHI, achieving high health insurance coverage rates.Challenges remain, but the increased focus on domestic financing, innovative approaches, and collaboration among stakeholders offer promising prospects for a more sustainable and equitable healthcare system in East Africa.

Primary Healthcare Financing in East Africa

 

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