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KILOSA DISTRICT COUNCIL. Challenges of low CHF Enrolment CHF KILOSA Dr. Mapunjo Ag. DMO Kilosa . INTRODUCTION :. CHF implementation in Kilosa District started in 1999 It operates in all government health facilities

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KILOSA DISTRICT COUNCIL

Challenges of low CHF Enrolment

CHF KILOSA

Dr. Mapunjo

Ag. DMO Kilosa


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INTRODUCTION :

  • CHF implementation in Kilosa District started in 1999

  • It operates in all government health facilities

  • Annual membership fee per household / family is 5000/= and a 100% matching grant for the pooled community health fund is provided by the government

  • The user fees contribution was decided to be T shs 1000/= in dispensaries, 1500/= in Health centre and 2000/= for the district Hospital



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ENROLMENT OF MEMBERS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH FUND : DISTRICT

Kilosa District struggles with low enrolment levels (on average 2.6% of the population) even though CHF has been in operation for six years .

Among the Reasons for Low enrolment:

  • Introduction of National Health Insurance for Civil Servants in 2002.


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ENROLMENT OF MEMBERS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH FUND (Cont. 2) DISTRICT

Among the Reasons for Low enrolment:

  • Shortage of drugs and other supplies from medical stores department at a particular period.

  • Inadequate cooperation and sensitization from community leaders and community health committees.

  • Shortage of adequate qualified human resource for health.

  • Insufficient laboratory facilities at lower facility level particularly at dispensary level.


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REASONS FOR LOW ENROLMENT cont. DISTRICT

  • CHF membership not valid at referral level and does not cover secondary care.

  • Broad National exemption policy.

  • Low user fees

  • Poor perception of the community about the benefits provided by the community health fund and services provided in Health facilities.


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AMONG THE ACHIVEMENTS DISTRICT

The funds collected have been contributing in

various areas in improving health services

such as:

  • To renovate several buildings such as 4 wards at the District Hospital, toilets, Outpatient clinics e.t.c in District hospital , 4 Health centers and 32 dispensaries buildings.


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AMONG THE ACHIVEMENTS (cont. 2) DISTRICT

  • To build some facilities such as 8 toilets in hospital ,dispensaries, and health centre, 1 maternal and child health clinic , mortuary and inpatient ward in two health centre ,health staffs houses in 2 dispensaries.


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AMONG THE ACHIVEMENTS (cont. 3) DISTRICT

  • Installation of electricity in 4 dispensaries and to connect piped water supply in 3 dispensaries.

  • To support buildings of District hospital fence and corridor.

  • To purchase essential drugs and supplies when need arises


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PROBLEMS IN IMPLEMENTING CHF DISTRICT:

  • Politicians discourage community to contribute in CHF in order to gain popularity in communities especially during election campaign.


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PROBLEMS IN IMPLEMENTING CHF (Cont. 2) DISTRICT

  • Guidelines for identifying poor people for exemption in the society are not clear its very difficult to identify who is poor.

  • Community leaders are not playing there required roles in sensitization, collection and storage of CHF information all tasks are done by Health workers


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RECOMMENDATION DISTRICT

  • Politician and community leaders they have to understand importance of cost sharing in health in order to improve Health services.


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RECOMMENDATION (Cont. 2) DISTRICT

  • There is a need to revise some of the guidelines and criteria for granting exemption and waivers.

  • The coverage of CHF has to be increased up to secondary care so as to increase risk pooling for poor people in the community.



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