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The Community Health Fund:Assessing Implementation of New Management procedures in Hanang District,Tanzania

Musau, S. (2004) The Community Health Fund:Assessing Implementation of New Management procedures in Hanang District,Tanzania. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)

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Abstract

A key obstacle to the success of community-based health insurance initiatives in Africa is the dearth of well-trained health managers who can design and run the insurance schemes in a viable manner. Internal management controls are often not adequate to ensure the fund is protected from misuse and fraud carried out by members or its own staff. The Community Health Fund in Hanang district in Tanzania has introduced management procedures that help it to exercise control over revenue collection and reporting and provide management with sufficient information to assess the Fund’s performance. This report looks at the implementation of the new management procedures, identifies successes and shortcomings in fulfilling record keeping and reporting requirements in particular, and recommends steps to improve record keeping at health care facilities, reporting of data to the district level, and use of the new data by the district.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Community Health, Health Insurance, Health Care, Health Management, Tanzania
Subjects: Health Systems > Community Health
Health Systems > Governance & accountability
Health Systems > Health Information systems
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 14:27
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 14:27
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/504

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