Thresholds for health insurance in Rwanda: who should pay how much?
by Jean-Olivier Schmidt, Jean K. Mayindo and Andreas Kalk
Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 11 Issue 8, pp. 1327-1333, (August 2006)
Community-based health insurance schemes were introduced in Rwanda in 1999 and now cover 27% of the population. Due to widespread poverty, it remains unclear to what degree poorer population strata can be anticipated to pay into the system. This study investigates the extent to which the Rwandan population can financially contribute to obtain health insurance. More specifically, researchers explored the relationship between resource mobilization for the health system and the ability to provide community-based health insurance across socio-economic strata.