The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Rajna Mishra
Primary Language: English
This presentation is one of five made by the Health Policy Project at a national health financing conference held in Calabar, Nigeria, in November 2011. Participants, including health managers and providers, insurance specialists, health economists, government officials, and media representatives, shared information on a wide range of health financing strategies and mechanisms employed in Nigeria and other countries.
The Equity Framework is an approach that targets family planning and reproductive health resources to the poor—a segment of the population that is often overlooked in health program planning. The presentation examines a case study in Jharkhand, India—one of India’s poorest states—where health planners applied the Equity Framework to develop a voucher scheme to enable low-income women to access reproductive health services. Conference participants were able to learn from the success garnered in India and adopt similar policy and program initiatives to expand access to family planning and reproductive health services to the poor in Nigeria.