Côte d'Ivoire: Universal Health Coverage bill approved by National Assembly
Abidjan.net, Couverture maladie universelle (CMU), le projet validé par l'Assemblée nationale, 6 March 2014
The National Assembly approved, on 6 March 2014, a bill establishing universal health coverage (CMU), a compulsory social health protection for residents in Côte d'Ivoire.
The system offers two schemes: contributory and non-contributory. The first is a basic scheme proposing a minimum package of health care provided to all people in Côte d'Ivoire for a monthly contribution of 1,000 CFA francs per insured. The non-contributory scheme applies to people living in extreme poverty; in this case, the State will inject about 49 billion CFA francs into the CMU funds.
For more information, read the article (in French).
Abidjan.net, Couverture maladie universelle (CMU), le projet validé par l’Assemblée nationale, 6 March 2014.