Blog » Economic analysis of Results based financing in Malawi. Strengthening the evidence base for alternative maternal and perinatal Healthcare funding
The identification of policies and strategies that can increase coverage of pregnant women and the new-born with priority health interventions, especially for the poor, is one of the key challenges for global health. In the sub-Saharan Africa region, encouraging prospective mothers to deliver their babies in health facilities is one way of increasing coverage of skilled care at the time of delivery. In 2013, the Ministry of Health in Malawi embarked on an innovative initiative called Results-based financing for maternal and neonatal health (RBF4MNH) which provides conditional financial incentives to health workers to increase quality delivery care and to mothers for delivering in health facilities. Yet in the sub-Saharan region, the benefits of facility compared to home-based births; the impact of RBF initiatives on obstetric emergency care seeking and associated costs, and the evidence for RBF efficiencies are lacking.
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