Sharing the burden of sickness: mutual health insurance in Rwanda.

@article{Twahirwa2008SharingTB,
  title={Sharing the burden of sickness: mutual health insurance in Rwanda.},
  author={Aimable Twahirwa},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={823-4}
}
Mandatory participation in mutual health insurance schemes and public subsidies for the poor have led to considerable improvement in public health and health care in Rwanda, but even at US$ 2 a year, the price for some members of the population remains prohibitively high. Aimable Twahirwa reports from Kigali. Rwanda’s Ministry of Health plans, to boost community participation in the financing of health-care services in the 1980s and 1990s, were hampered in the immediate aftermath of the war and… CONTINUE READING