|Date & time||May 30 (Wed), 2018 16:30-18:00|
|Venue||HIAS Seminar Room (Faculty Building II, Room 517), Kunitachi West Campus, Hitotsubashi University|
|Speaker||Dr. Tamahi KATO (YAMAUCHI), Adjunct Research Associate, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University|
|Title||Monitoring governance, management and operational capacity of mutual health organizations in three regions of Senegal: Findings from the 2017 Survey|
|Abstract||BackgroundScaling up the role and capacity of the health insurance system is one of the key strategies of the government of Senegal to secure access to quality health care without imposing an excess financial burden on all Senegalese, namely to achieve universal health coverage. In 2017, the government of Senegal and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) agreed to implement the project for strengthening capacity for community health insurance system and free health care initiatives. The project is to support Universal Health Coverage Agency (l’Agence de la Couverture Maladie Universelle: ACMU), the mutual health organization (Mutuelle de Santé: MS), and health facilities, to bolster their operational and management capacity. There are two types of health insurance programme of MS: Standard programme, which is voluntary enrollment insurance system, and Family Security Grant (Bourses de Sécurité Familial: BSF), which is conditional cash transfer programme targeting the poor households. As part of the project, ACMU, JICA and Hitotsubashi University conducted a survey of MS to monitor and identify the key challenges of the governance, management and operational capacity of MS.|
DataThe survey targeted all 206 MS in three regions: Thiès, Diourbel and Tambacounda. The data were collected through interviews with key staff members who make important decisions at the MS level via a structured questionnaire in November and December 2017.
HighlightsHere are the highlights of the findings.