Results-Based Financing: A Promising Approach for Benin’s Health Sector

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    • The quality of health services, particularly in the areas of maternal and neonatal health and disease control, has improved significantly in eight health districts in the country that have benefited from results-based financing.
    • This approach, which was implemented with World Bank support, uses a system of bonuses to motivate hospital facilities and health centers to improve the efficiency of their services.
    • In the Zogbodomey-Bohicon-Zakpota district, the number of births at public health centers increased from 7,679 to 11,047, while the number of prenatal consultations climbed from 6,404 to 10,936 between 2012 and 2016.

     

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