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Implementation and effectiveness of free health insurance for the poor pregnant women in Tanzania: A mixed methods evaluation

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  • Kuwawenaruwa, August
  • Ramsey, Kate
  • Binyaruka, Peter
  • Baraka, Jitihada
  • Manzi, Fatuma
  • Borghi, Josephine

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Demand side financing strategies have been a popular means of increasing coverage and availability of effective maternal and child health services in low and middle income countries (LMIC). However, most research to date has focused on the effects of demand side financing on the use and costs of care with less attention being paid to how they work to achieve outcomes. This study used a mixed methods evaluation to determine the effect of a targeted health insurance scheme on access to affordable quality maternal and child care, and assess implementation fidelity and how this affected programme outcomes.

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  • Kuwawenaruwa, August & Ramsey, Kate & Binyaruka, Peter & Baraka, Jitihada & Manzi, Fatuma & Borghi, Josephine, 2019. "Implementation and effectiveness of free health insurance for the poor pregnant women in Tanzania: A mixed methods evaluation," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 225(C), pages 17-25.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:225:y:2019:i:c:p:17-25
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.005
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