International Journal of Health Economics and Policy

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021

  • Comparative Analysis of Health Research Financing as a Veritable Tool for Achieving and Sustaining Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria and South Africa

    Adeneye Adeniyi Kazeem, Sulyman Medinat Ayobami, Adeneye Adejuwon Adewale, Olayemi Olalekan Moses, Salami Kabiru Kunle

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 100-117
    Received: May 04, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 07, 2021
    Published: Oct. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Nigeria is a signatory to the Abuja Declaration on allocation of 15% of the national budget to health and World Health Organization declarations that call on countries to allocate at least 2% of the national health expenditure to research. This review estimated the percentage share allocation of Nigeria’s national budget to health and h... Show More
  • Willingness to Join Community Based Health Insurance and Its Predictors Among Informal Sectors in Buno Bedele Zone, South West Ethiopia

    Temesgen Jaleta Dibaba, Dufera Rikitu Terefa, Biniam Worku Hailu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 118-126
    Received: Nov. 30, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 20, 2021
    Published: Dec. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Financial risk protection is one of the pillars of universal health coverage. Community based health insurance (CBHI) scheme is the risk sharing mechanism to reduce large out-of-pocket payments for health care and to overcome financial barriers to access health care. However, evidence on the level of willingness to join community based ... Show More
  • Determinants of Informal Competition Among Firms in Ethiopia

    Abiy Serawitu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 127-132
    Received: Dec. 12, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 27, 2021
    Published: Dec. 31, 2021
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    Abstract: The study investigated intensity of informal competition among firms in Ethiopia, using primary data source from the 2015 World Bank Enterprise Surveys for Ethiopia (Ethiopia - Enterprise Survey 2015). The estimated linear probability model (LPM) revealed that the probability prevalence (intensity) of informal competition among firms in Ethiopia is... Show More