Last updated: 06/12/2018

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide access to health care for the poor population 

References
Annear, Peter Leslie, et al. 2016. National coverage and health service utilization by Health Equity Fund members, 2004-2015. ADRA Research Report. <https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2074965/Annear-ADRA-Research-Report.pdf>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Start date
2000
References
Annear, Peter Leslie, et al. 2016. National coverage and health service utilization by Health Equity Fund members, 2004-2015. ADRA Research Report. <https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2074965/Annear-ADRA-Research-Report.pdf>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Coverage
2,956,305 individuals (2015)
References
World Bank. 2018. The State of Social Safety Nets 2018. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/427871521040513398/pdf/124300-PUB-PUBLIC.pdf>. Accessed 11 May 2018.
Programme expenditure
USD13.5 million (2017, estimated). Currently, the government finances 40 per cent of HEF’s direct benefit costs
References
World Bank. 2016. “International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a proposed credit in the amount of SDR 21.7 million (US$30 million equivalent) and a multi-donor trust fund grant in the amount of US$50 million equivalent to the Kingdom of Cambodia for a Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project (H-EQIP)”. Report No. PAD1647. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/344131468193769008/pdf/PAD1647-PAD-P157291-IDA-R2016-0076-1-Box394888B-OUO-9.pdf>. Accessed 11 May 2018.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Targeted areas
Nationwide
References
Annear, Peter Leslie, et al. 2016. National coverage and health service utilization by Health Equity Fund members, 2004-2015. ADRA Research Report. <https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2074965/Annear-ADRA-Research-Report.pdf>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Target groups
Poor and vulnerable population
References
OECD. 2017. Social Protection System Review of Cambodia. OECD Development Pathways. Paris: OECD Publishing. <https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/development/social-protection-system-review-of-cambodia_9789264282285-en>. Accessed 11 May 2018.
Eligibility criteria
Members of poor households with IDPoor cards (based on a PMT)
References
OECD. 2017. Social Protection System Review of Cambodia. OECD Development Pathways. Paris: OECD Publishing. <https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/development/social-protection-system-review-of-cambodia_9789264282285-en>. Accessed 11 May 2018.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Health care benefits
Amount of benefits
User fee exemption of services provided at contracted public referral hospitals (RHs) and health centres (HCs); transportation reimbursements paid to beneficiaries who access RH-level care or delivery services at HCs; daily food allowances for caretakers of poor patients admitted to RHs; and a funeral benefit in case of death while receiving treatment at a RH
References
Annear, Peter Leslie, et al. 2016. National coverage and health service utilization by Health Equity Fund members, 2004-2015. ADRA Research Report. <https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2074965/Annear-ADRA-Research-Report.pdf>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Government reimburses facilities using case-based payments
References
Annear, Peter Leslie, et al. 2016. National coverage and health service utilization by Health Equity Fund members, 2004-2015. ADRA Research Report. <https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2074965/Annear-ADRA-Research-Report.pdf>. Accessed 23 July 2018.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The HEF system is monitored nationally by an independent third-party HEF Implementer, which verifies the benefits through a team of field-based monitors, who conduct household interviews, bedside monitoring and document reviews
References
Annear, Peter Leslie, et al. 2016. National coverage and health service utilization by Health Equity Fund members, 2004-2015. ADRA Research Report. <https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2074965/Annear-ADRA-Research-Report.pdf>. Accessed 23 July 2018.