Removing user fees in the health sector: a review of policy processes in six sub-Saharan African countries.

@article{Meessen2011RemovingUF,
  title={Removing user fees in the health sector: a review of policy processes in six sub-Saharan African countries.},
  author={Bruno Meessen and David Hercot and Mathieu Noirhomme and Val{\'e}ry Ridde and Abdelmajid Tibouti and Christine Kirunga Tashobya and Lucy L. Gilson},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 Suppl 2},
  pages={ii16-29}
}
In recent years, governments of several low-income countries have taken decisive action by removing fully or partially user fees in the health sector. In this study, we review recent reforms in six sub-Saharan African countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal and Uganda. The review describes the processes and strategies through which user fee removal reforms have been implemented and tries to assess them by referring to a good practice hypotheses framework. The analysis shows… CONTINUE READING
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