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Performance-Based Financing, Basic Packages of Health Services and User-Fee Exemption Mechanisms

E Jacobs, N Akwataghibe, J Toonen, M.P Bertone, S Witter

An Analysis of Health-Financing Policy Integration in Three Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

As performance-based financing (PBF) is increasingly implemented across sub-Saharan Africa, some authors have suggested that it could be a ‘stepping stone’ for health-system strengthening and broad health-financing reforms. However, so far, few studies have looked at whether and how PBF is aligned to and integrated with national health-financing strategies, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

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