Local Health Systems


General objective:

To evaluate the impact of fee exemption policies for EmOC on local health systems (LHS) and to analyse the conditions and mechanisms of success or failure of the policy implementation.

Specific objectives:

  1. to conduct a rapid identification of study sites based on existing MOH data to identify “poorly” and “well” performing districts in regards to fee removal policy
  2. to develop an innovative tool to assess the impact of national policies on local health systems and to apply this tool to assess the impact of the fee exemption for EmOC policy in selected districts
  3. to conduct realist evaluation case studies in these selected districts and carry out comparative analysis to understand why the policy has been taken up - or not - and the conditions of success.

The findings from the FEMHealth project have now been finalised. Click here to see the reports and policy briefs produced by the consortium.