CVA for Health Outcomes: Learnings from Jordan, Burkina Faso and Bangladesh
How can Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) support the goal of improved health outcomes in conditions of extreme poverty and vulnerability?
We invite you to come and explore this question with us, as we present findings from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso and Jordan. We will share learning from three programmes that used cash and vouchers to improve access to and utilization of health services. This was achieved by either by reducing direct and indirect financial barriers, and/or by incentivizing the use of free preventive services.
During the course of the webinar we will also discuss some of the concerns around using cash and voucher assistance to achieve health outcomes. Some people worry that CVA, in particular through MPC, may undermine the principle that people should be able to access sufficient quality health care which is free (or at least affordable) at the point of service. The current focus on CVA for health responds to the realisation that, in many humanitarian and development contexts, focusing only on the supply side of health care is not enough, and that we also need to find ways to address demand side barriers to strengthen the demand for and access to services.
If you are interested in using CVA for improved health outcomes, then please do register for the webinar. Come and hear from a range of practitioners who have already been down this road, and benefit from their learnings. This is a chance to learn from the experience of others, and to put your questions to a host of experts. We look forward to seeing you there.
Yassmin Moor, CashCaP Advisor, WHO
Julie Lawson McDowall, Research Coordinator, the CALP Network
Bringing learnings from Burkina Faso
Dr Nikiema Laurent, Point focal Santé at Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.
Élodie Ho, WHO consultant
Bringing learnings from Bangladesh
Md. Nasir Uddin Sikder, Project Coordinator, Resource Integration Centre (RIC)
Emranul Haq, Consortium Programme Manager, Concern Worldwide
Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Assistant Director for Health, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)
Bringing learnings from Jordan
Lou Puddy, Acting Country Director for Jordan Programme, Medair
A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event.