Genesis takes lead in evaluation of Phase 1 of National Health Insurance pilots

Genesis Analytics is the lead firm in a consortium that has been appointed to undertake an independent evaluation of the health systems strengthening interventions in pilot districts in Phase 1 of the implementation of National Health Insurance.

South Africa faces numerous challenges in delivering high quality health services to the majority of its population.

The South African Government, through the National Department of Health (NDoH), is committed to the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). UHC is an aspirational goal that all people use the promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective without suffering financial hardship.

UHC is being pursued in South Africa through government’s policy of National Health Insurance (NHI). Phase 1 of NHI began in 2012 and focused on piloting health system strengthening initiatives.

Genesis Analytics, the Centre for Health Policy (University of the Witwatersrand), Insight Actuaries and Consultants and PwC South Africa have been appointed to undertake the independent evaluation of the outputs and intermediate outcomes of the health systems strengthening interventions which were implemented as part of Phase 1 in the NHI pilot districts.