Table 4

Objectives of the national health financing policy
NHFP objectives Number of respondents
To secure a level of funding needed to achieve desired health goals and objectives stated in the National Health Policy in a sustainable manner. 15
To ensure equitable financial access to quality health services 13
To ensure that people are protected from financial catastrophe and impoverishment as a result of using health services 11
To ensure efficiency in the allocation and use of health sector resources 14
To ensure that partner support for the implementation of the NHP is aligned, harmonized and coordinated 12
To ensure that provider payment mechanisms chosen create positive incentives for providing quality preventive and curative services, responding to non-medical legitimate expectations of service users, and containing the cost of health care 11
To empower providers to work towards privatization in phases 1
Ensure that the destitute part of the society has access to basic health services 1
May include exemptions for preventive and curative care for the segment of the population unable to pay 1

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