The Health Insurance Fund in the Pre-advices 2006
Jun 14, 2007
A paper featuring the Health Insurance Fund has been published early July 2007 as part of the ‘Pre-advices 2006: New forms of development aid’ (in Dutch: ‘Preadviezen 2006: Nieuwe vormen van ontwikkelingshulp’) of the Dutch Royal Association for Macroeconomics (Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde). The paper is entitled ‘On aid and AIDS in Africa: Alleviating poverty through increasing access to health care and HIV/AIDS treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (in Dutch: ‘Over hulp en aids in Afrika: Armoedebestrijding door een grotere toegang tot gezondheidszorg en hiv/aids-behandeling in Afrika ten zuiden van de Sahara’). In this paper the authors, Onno Schellekens, Director of PharmAccess Foundation, and Prof. Dr. Sweder van Wijnbergen, Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam, present the rationale for private health insurance in Africa and the approach taken by the Health Insurance Fund. The Preadvices 2006 are published in Dutch; the paper is also available in English.