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The progress in addressing financial risk in Uganda; Analysis of catastrophe and impoverishment due to health payments - P4H Network

The progress in addressing financial risk in Uganda; Analysis of catastrophe and impoverishment due to health payments

In this study, the researchers monitor the progress that Uganda has made in ensuring financial risk protection to attain universal health coverage (UHC) as a signatory to the sustainable development goals. Monitoring progress towards UHC requires tracking of progress in not only coverage of health services but also households that are financially protected from medical care expenses that could affect their welfare.
The findings show that despite the progress that has been made in reducing financial risk, there is still more work to be done. For example, although catastrophic health payments at the 10 per cent threshold decreased from 22.4 per cent in 2005-06 to 13.8 per cent in 2012-13, it increased to 14.2 per cent in 2016-17. Further, the findings also show that household characteristics such as poverty, having a child below 5 years and an adult above 60 years are more associated with the lack of financial risk protection.
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