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Thursday, June 17 • 10:30am - 12:15pm
E4: Health Vouchers: Successes and Obstacles to Effective Utilization

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Presenters Discuss:
indicators commonly used in voucher program management, how program managers use measures of facility performance for decision making, and how spatial data on distance to facility and patient poverty assessments are incorporated with service data to map functional local healthcare markets (Kenya); how the public and private sectors worked together to increase access to insecticide treated nets (ITNs) for vulnerable groups in six countries in Africa, the potential of the commercial sector to help countries achieve catch up and sustain keep up, and the value of a targeted subsidy voucher program for achieving high rates of ITN ownership and use (Africa); the major components of the output based reproductive health voucher program in Uganda, the types of data generated by the program and strengths and weaknesses to the current program (Uganda); the role of transportation vouchers to improve maternal health care services by the trained providers (Bangladesh); and the impact of introducing vouchers for free IUD insertion through a social franchising approach in underserved areas in Pakistan and the key drivers for high voucher redemption rates (Pakistan).

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Governors Room

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