2021

Performance-Based Financing: Ethiopian delegation learns from Rwanda’s implementation in health sector

For the past 5 days, a joint delegation from Cordaid and the Ministry of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has been on a study visit to Rwanda on the overview of the Rwandan health system, with focus on Performance-Based Financing (PBF).

  Published: April 29, 2021


By: Rwanda Cooperation


Performance-Based Financing: Ethiopian delegation learns from Rwanda’s implementation in health sector

For the past 5 days, a joint delegation from Cordaid and the Ministry of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has been on a study visit to Rwanda on the overview of the Rwandan health system, with focus on Performance-Based Financing (PBF).

A delegate takes a picture during a presentation

The delegation headed by the State Minister of the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Dereje Duguma Gemeda, was given a comprehensive tour d’horizon of Rwanda’s healthcare system and its linkages to other key areas such as public finance management and social protection and welfare programs. Special focus during the visit was drawn to the origin, functioning and milestones of Rwanda’s Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI), and Rwanda’s Performance-Based Financing (PBF) in healthcare.

Rwanda Minister of Health Dr. Daniel Ngamije receives the delegation at ministry headquarters

The delegation conducted field visits to Mayange Health Centre and Nyamata District Hospital, where they observed first-hand the CBHI in action, as well as the provision of primary healthcare services and the use of the Health Management Information System. They also met with officials and experts from Rwanda Social Security Board, Rwanda Medical Supply, LODA, the Ministry of Local Government, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and the Ministry of Health; where Hon. Gemeda paid a courtesy call to minister Dr. Daniel Ngamije.

A delegate receives a certificate of completion from Rwanda Cooperation's Acting CEO

Speaking at the conclusion of the study visit, delegates expressed satisfaction in the knowledge they gathered from the visit and commended Rwanda especially on its institutionalisation of PBF down to the Community Health Workers. Rwanda Cooperation’s acting CEO Rosine Urujeni, on the other hand, gave the delegates the assurances of the company’s commitment to continue the collaboration initiated between the two entities.

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