Reducing ARV Costs in Namibia: A Means to Increase Access (poster)

This poster describes a study of the cost savings potentially available to the Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) in Namibia if it could procure antiretroviral drugs at public sector prices as opposed to the private sector prices it is currently paying. The study found that the cost savings would be substantial—if PSEMAS could buy ARVs at public prices it could cut money spent on ARVs by 48 percent, which would cut total spending by PSEMAS on medical claims by 3.8 percent. The poster was presented at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing.

Author

Dineo Dawn Pereko, Etienne Coetzee, Els Sweeney-Bindels, Rich Feeley, Ilana Ron Levey, Ingrid de Beer, and Thierry Uwamahoro

Contributor

SHOPS Project

Published
November 2012
Resource Types
Other
Country
Namibia
Technical Area
Health Financing
Public-Private Engagement
Health Area
HIV
Keywords
private health insurance
HIV/AIDS
health policy
health insurance
antiretroviral treatment
AIDS
Current Downloads
6

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