In many Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries, total health expenditure per capita is relatively low, as well as government health expenditures per capita. Financial protection is low as Households out-of-pocket spending remains the main source of funds in the health sector. In those countries where social health insurance mechanisms have been developed, coverage is often limited to employees of the formal sector. Alternative Financing Mechanisms, including Community Health Insurance Schemes and public private partnerships (PPPs) directly result from some of these constraints. But even here, as is often the case with formal funding mechanisms, financial arrangements with providers are frequently not linked to performance and results. The focus on developing prepayment schemes and strengthening financial protection in Sub-Saharan Africa is a key objective of HHA.
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