Tanzania's Community-Based Health Insurance
Country of Operation
SummaryThe Community-Based Health Insurance Scheme covers a basic package of curative and preventative services at health centers and dispensaries.
Key program components
Each household pays the same amount, although household premium rates may vary according to different regions. Premiums are subsidized by grants and donors, although there may be some user fees for members.
One of the downsides of the scheme is when a member needs referral care, they have to pay out-of-pocket which can lead to catastrophic expenditures.