Financing Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through Private Medical Aid Schemes in Namibia

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In 2011, the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project proposed a standardized fee for voluntary medical male circumcision to the Namibian Association of Medical Aid Funds, the regulatory authority responsible for overseeing private medical aid plans. This primer describes the global and country context for encouraging the adoption and scale-up of the procedure and explains the method for creating the standardized price. The primer concludes with the outcomes of the intervention and its potential application in other country contexts.

Author

Montana Stevenson and Ilana Ron Levey

Contributor

SHOPS Project

Published
January 2015
Resource Types
Primer
Country
South Africa
Namibia
Botswana
Technical Area
Health Financing
Health Area
HIV
Keywords
male circumcision
HIV counseling and testing
health insurance
Africa
Current Downloads
15

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