The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Bryant Lee, Amos Kahwa, Arin Dutta, and Rosemary Silaa
Primary Language: English
The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) conducted this analysis to explore the current status of benefit packages and the feasibility of incorporating HIV services, including ART, into insurance schemes in Tanzania. We used structured interviews of insurance providers to collect qualitative data and also gathered secondary data from insurers and other sources to provide a basis for profiling different schemes and insurers. Our main objectives were to understand what services and benefits are currently being covered and what barriers prevent insurers from including HIV services within benefit packages, and to offer conclusions on the plausibility of financing HIV services through health insurance in Tanzania. Unlike previous studies, which looked only at the private insurance sector, this analysis also includes schemes managed by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) as well as a micro-insurance provider.