Ensuring equal access to basic health services: To pay or not to pay?

Can cost recovery and performance-based financing support the development of inclusive health systems in the Central African Republic and other fragile countries?

Highlighting the positive impact of EU actions in the health sector in the Central African Republic (CAR), speakers will engage in a lively debate around user fees and the provision of health services in post-crisis CAR and other countries. A link with the development and implementation of Performance-Based Financing in fragile contexts will also be established. Representatives from CAR, national authorities, international NGOs and the donor community will exchange their expectations and concerns about the Cost Recovery Mechanism, while considering their complementary role to build inclusive health systems that cater to the needs of the most vulnerable. The session will take place in French.

Organised by


Francesca Di Mauro
Head of Unit (Central Africa), Acting Director (Central & Southern Africa, Indian Ocean)
European Commission
Androulla Kaminara
Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and Pacific
European Commission - DG for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Operation
Christophe Lemiere
Human Development - Program Leader - Sahel
World Bank Group
Marie Philips
Health Policy Advisor
Médecins Sans Frontières
Nicolas Gonze
Team Leader Central Africa