The provision of quality and accessible health services to improve the country's health status is a stated priority of the Government of Liberia. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH) has made considerable progress. One major achievement has been the policy of providing a Basic Package of Health Services free of charge to the entire population. However, there are signs that a few systemic problems are undermining the success of the free services policy.
This document outlines proposed reforms and the benefits of these. To assist, the Centre for Progressive Health Financing CPHF could:
- Assess financing needs and resources to make recommendations for closing the funding gap
- Help the MoH find additional financial resources both from domestic sources but also from international donors
- Recommend specialist consultants (for example in the areas of pay-roll cleaning, communications and project management) with a proven track record of delivering results in this area
- Provide intermittent support to the MoH health budgeting cycle
- Provide specialist advice in the area of pro-poor health financing
- Help project manage a re-launch of the free health services initiative
Yates, R. Assignment Report: Centre for Progressive Health Financing Scoping Mission. A proposal on how theCentre for Progressive Health Financing can help improve the delivery of pro-poor health services inLiberia. HDRC, UK (2010) 9 pp.
Assignment Report: Centre for Progressive Health Financing Scoping Mission. A proposal on how the Centre for Progressive Health Financing can help improve the delivery of pro-poor health services in Liberia