This case study report compiles evidence on the experience of the Essential Health Benefit (EHB) in Zambia. The paper aims to contribute to national and regional policy dialogue regarding the role the EHB plays in budgeting, resourcing and purchasing of health services as well as monitoring health system performance for accountability. It outlines the motivations for developing the EHBs in Zambia, the barriers encountered in the process, the methods used to develop EHBs, and issues related to dissemination and communication of its content. The paper was done under the auspices of an EQUINET research programme through Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC), in association with the ECSA Health Community, supported by IDRC (Canada), and with the permission of the Ministry of Health of Zambia.
Equitable health services, Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Title of publication EQUINET discussion paper 111: A case study of the role of an Essential Health Benefit in the delivery of integrated health services in Zambia
Date of publication
A case study of the role of an Essential Health Benefit in the delivery of integrated health services in Zambia,’ EQUINET Discussion paper 111, Zambia Ministry of Health, EQUINET: Lusaka.
essential health benefit, Zambia
Equinet Publication Type