Health Systems Strengthening & Financing

One of the most significant barriers to obtaining adequate treatment for HIV/AIDS is the cost of treatment and subsequent lack of health insurance coverage for low-wage workers. Researchers at the CGHD have conducted studies which support private sector employers marketing new, less-expensive health insurance for low-wage employees. Studies carried out in Namibia suggest that, assuming a favorable cost/benefit ratio, comprehensive health insurance plans can be offered to the majority of workers in African industry.