Free health care for under-fives, expectant and recent mothers? Evaluating the impact of Sierra Leone's free health care initiative.

This study uses 2 nationally representative surveys

Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of Sierra Leone’s 2010 Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI). It uses 2 nationally representative surveys to identify the impact of the policy on utilisation of maternal care services by pregnant women and recent mothers as well as the impact on curative health care services and out-of-pocket payments for consultation and prescription in children under the age of 5 years

This research is funded under the Department for International Development’s REBUILD Programme which is led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Citation

Ijeoma Edoka, Tim Ensor, Barbara McPake, Rogers Amara, Fu-Min Tseng, Joseph Edem-Hotah. Free health care for under-fives, expectant and recent mothers? Evaluating the impact of Sierra Leone’s free health care initiative. Health Econonimics Review 2016; 6: 19. doi: 10.1186/s13561-016-0096-4

Free health care for under-fives, expectant and recent mothers? Evaluating the impact of Sierra Leone’s free health care initiative

Published 23 May 2016