Inclusiveness in access to health services in Sub-Saharan Africa

2023-07-29 06:28:59 Viewed: 1503 Downloads: 684
  • Inclusiveness in access to health services in Sub-Saharan Africa

      Hanna Kociemska and Romuald Cichon

     Publisher: African Review of Economics and Finance

    Pub: 2023-07-29 06:28:59

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  • Addressing social inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a pressing concern because the region faces crippling socioeconomic inequalities. We consider it essential to explore the determinants of inclusion in the healthcare system, but that can be done more effectively by determining the drivers of inequality in health access. To this end, our research focused on 47 SSA countries from 2000–2019. First, we calculate the Inclusion Healthcare Index (IHI) based on socioeconomic characteristics specific to SSA countries. Then, we verify the selected determinants of the IHI, including the level of health expenditure and quality of government. Contrary to common wisdom, the results suggest that neither health expenditure levels nor the quality of government significantly affects the degree of inclusion of the healthcare system in SSA.

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  • Keywords

    inclusiveness, healthcare expenditure, sub-Saharan Africa, quality of government


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