Health financing for universal coverage

Report: Feasibility assessment and financial projection results for a Social Health Insurance Scheme in Swaziland

Exploring Possible Options

Inke Mathauer I, Musango L, Carrin G, Mthethwa K

Publication details

Number of pages: 96 (+52 Annex)
Publication date: July 2008
Languages: English


In view of the fragmented health financing system, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Swaziland requested the World Health Organization to undertake a financial feasibility study of social health insurance as an option of financing health care in Swaziland.

There is not one optimal way to social protection for health and therefore WHO aims to assist in narrowing down the possible options that are adequate and technically feasible in order to facilitate policy decision making by the Swazi government. This report is the outcome of this technical support. It includes the results from stakeholder consultations and from financial projections made using the SimIns tool.