Supply and Financing of HIV/AIDS Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Program Description

In 2004, at the request of USAID, the CGHD researched the availability of health insurance coverage or employer payment for HIV/AIDS care in Namibia, Lesotho, and Zambia—three countries where HIV incidence is high. In Lesotho and Zambia, the survey found very low rates of health insurance coverage, although some employers did provide for antiretroviral therapy through company clinics or contracts with private providers. In Namibia, where a medical scheme (health insurance coverage) was well established for higher income workers and civil servants, experiments were under way to create low-cost health insurance plans for AIDS treatment, for example one policy that would cover all uninsured workers at a company, including antiretroviral treatment, at a modest monthly premium.

This project is one activity of the CGHD’s Child and Family Applied Research project (CFAR).

Program Details

Principal Investigator Rich Feeley
Boston University Co-Investigators Patrick Connelly
Country(ies) Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia
Dates of Research 2004 – 2005
Donor/Funder USAID logo United States Agency for International Development (USAID)