Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Thiede, Michael en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Chitama, Dereck en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-09T15:52:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-09T15:52:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Chitama, D. 2007. Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9459
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 95-103). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Most low-income countries have not been able to fulfill the health care needs of the poor, and especially the rural population. Budgetary and other resource constraints in the health sector have been the major causes of this failure. Tanzania, like any other poor country is faced with challenges in health care financing, such that it cannot provide adequate cushion against health care costs for the majority of its population. One response to this situation was the health care financing reforms which among others saw the introduction of voluntary Community Health Fund (CHF) in 1996. The aim of the CHF was to mobilize resources through collection prepayments from households on a voluntary basis to fund primary health care for people in the informal sector operating in rural areas. However, CHF membership (enrollment) has been reported to be below the targeted coverage of 85% of the population living in rural areas. The percentage of households joining CHF has been ranging from 4% to 18% in various districts. This low enrolment prompted the need to study the predictors of and barriers to enrolment in CHF. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health Economics en_ZA
dc.title Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Health Economics Unit en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Chitama, D. (2007). <i>Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9459 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Chitama, Dereck. <i>"Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9459 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Chitama D. Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9459 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Chitama, Dereck AB - Most low-income countries have not been able to fulfill the health care needs of the poor, and especially the rural population. Budgetary and other resource constraints in the health sector have been the major causes of this failure. Tanzania, like any other poor country is faced with challenges in health care financing, such that it cannot provide adequate cushion against health care costs for the majority of its population. One response to this situation was the health care financing reforms which among others saw the introduction of voluntary Community Health Fund (CHF) in 1996. The aim of the CHF was to mobilize resources through collection prepayments from households on a voluntary basis to fund primary health care for people in the informal sector operating in rural areas. However, CHF membership (enrollment) has been reported to be below the targeted coverage of 85% of the population living in rural areas. The percentage of households joining CHF has been ranging from 4% to 18% in various districts. This low enrolment prompted the need to study the predictors of and barriers to enrolment in CHF. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment TI - Community health fund (CHF) in Tanzania : predictors of and barriers to enrolment UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9459 ER - en_ZA


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