Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Effects of mutual health organizations on use of priority health-care services in urban and rural Mali: a case–control study

Lynne Miller Franco, François Pathé Diop, Clara R Burgert, Allison Gamble Kelley, Marty Makinen, Cheick Hamed Tidiane Simpara

Volume 86, Number 11, November 2008, 830-838

Table 1. Comparison of fees, benefits packages, membership and coverage in areas served by MHOs, Mali, 2003–2004

MHO characteristic BlaVillea Kemenib Wayermac Bougoulad
Feese
One-time enrolment fees per household F 1 000 F 1 000 F 1 000 F 500
(US$ 1.90) (US$ 1.90) (US$ 1.90) (US$ 0.95)
Monthly premiums per beneficiary F 260 F 155 F 135 F 190
(US$ 0.49) (US$ 0.29) (US$ 0.26) (US$ 0.36)
Benefits packages (% reimbursed)
Consultation 75 75 75 75
Drugs 75 75 80 80
Normal delivery 75 75 75 75
Complicated delivery 100 100 100 100
Hospitalization 75 No No No
Membership and coverage (October 2004)
Member households 218 126 850 276
Individual beneficiaries 875 374 6 508 915
Total population in MHO catchment area 27 805 8 223 57 275 27 514
Population covered (%) 4.1f 4.5 11.4 3.3

F, CFA franc; MHO, mutual health organization.a Small urban centre and surrounding villages.b Rural villages.c Large urban centre and a few remote hamlets.d Large urban centre.e US$ 1 = 527 CFA francs at the time of the survey in 2004.f 4.1 overall; 5.8 in Bla town; 0.4 in rural Bla.

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