publication . Article . 2011

Health financing in Africa: overview of a dialogue among high level policy makers

Luis Sambo; Joses Kirigia; Georges Ki-Zerbo;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2011 Journal: BMC Proceedings, volume 5, issue Suppl 5, pages S2-S2 (eissn: 1753-6561, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract
<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Even though Africa has the highest disease burden compared with other regions, it has the lowest per capita spending on health. In 2007, 27 (51%) out the 53 countries spent less than US$50 per person on health. Almost 30% of the total health expenditure came from governments, 50% from private sources (of which 71% was from out-of-pocket payments by households) and 20% from donors. The purpose of this article is to reflect on the proceedings of the African Union Side Event on Health Financing in the African continent.</p> <p>Methods</p> <p>Methods employed in the session included presentations, panel discussion and open public...
Subjects
free text keywords: Proceedings, Medicine, R, Science, Q, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Medicine
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