The government of Madagascar has committed to improving the quality of health services and ensuring universal access to healthcare. However, Madagascar remains one of the poorest nations and public domestic resources for health account for only about 5% of the government budget and about 40% of total health expenditure coming from households. Given this context, the Malagasy Ministry of Public Health developed a universal health coverage strategy in 2015. Over the past two years, HP+ has supported the country to implement its strategy to establish a new health financing prepayment mechanism that aims to ensure financial protection for the poor and informal sectors. While this mechanism still needs to be tested and adapted based on lessons learned, it demonstrates the Malagasy government’s commitment to advancing toward universal health coverage.
Ramamonjisoa, E. and E. Lang. 2018. Health Financing Innovations in Madagascar on the Path to Universal Health Coverage. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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Ramamonjisoa, E. and E. Lang. 2018. Innovations en matière de financement de la santé à Madagascar en vue de la couverture santé universelle. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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