The economic value of the willingness to pay for a community-based prepayment scheme in rural Cameroon

2011
Page count
16
pages
Description

While limited access to health care in rural areas of Cameroon may be attributed to an inability to pay out-of-pocket costs for health care services, a Community-based prepayment scheme specifically designed to overcome this barrier and increase access to health care has received limited take-up among rural households in Cameroon. Research Paper #3, led by researchers at the University of Yaoundé II and the University of Western Cape, seeks to assess the economic value of a community-based prepayment health care system in Cameroon. The researchers use a willingness-to-pay approach based on the contingent valuation method. The results indicate that rural households are willing to pay on average FCFA 1010 or $2.15/person/month and further suggest that there is great demand for a community health care prepayment scheme in rural Cameroon.

Publisher
The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility
Publish date
Authors
E. M. Makaudze
H. Pythagore
P. Donfouet
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Cameroon
IB topics
BoP as customer
Inclusive business models and strategy
Sector
Financial Services
Health