User fees for access to healthcare in Neno, Malawi

West MidlandsGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 1 Jan 2014

Project summary

Cost sharing through user fees has been advocated as a way of ensuring the financial sustainability of public health services in low and middle income countries, however previous studies have provided evidence that user fees reduce access to healthcare. This study examines a natural experiment in which 4 out of 13 health centres in Neno District introduced user fees in July 2013, one of which removed user fees in July 2015.

Samuel Watson