Claude Sekabaraga

Biography

Dr. Claude Sekabaraga is a medical doctor and senior public health and health financing specialist. Over 15 years, he has been a hospital director, director of quality healthcare, director of health services, and director of planning, policy, and capacity building in Rwanda. He later worked for the World Bank as a senior results-based financing specialist for 4 years, during which he travelled to many countries for assessing, designing, and providing technical assistance for developing countries. Currently, he is the founder and managing director of Quality & Equity Healthcare Ltd and International Doctor Booking, LLC, and he is among the founders of One Dollar Health Insurance Ltd. The three are social-health businesses that aim to provide access to quality healthcare services to low-income populations.
When starting his career, he quickly realized that the health care sector lacked realistic and effective health financing programs. Many people expect the government to address this when in reality the capacity is cruelly lacking. He struggled to explain this to colleagues, but, fortunately, gained the opportunity to be involved in and provide support for the design and implementation of health insurance schemes, including public, community, and private schemes.
This book is a work of passion and reason and outlines the vision to provide realistic and effective access to quality healthcare services to low-income populations to prevent impoverishment due to catastrophic health care expenses.

Smashwords Interview

When and how the idea to write this book came to you?
I can say 30 years ago when I started my internship during my medical studies. The teaching hospital was public with most of the patients without health insurance. The government was supposed to provide full subsidies, but the drugs and other medical consumables were many times out of stock. Ten years later, I was director of a public hospital and realized that the quarter quantity of drugs planned by the ministry of health was just for one month. The patients were asked to buy expensive and sometimes poor quality drugs in local retailers. Twenty years later, I started to work on health financing and discovered that with a little premium of five dollars a year per person, with tax exemption, it was possible for public sector offers affordable coverage. The requirements were ensuring high efficiency and focusing on high impact services. Unfortunately, the public sector faces politics that limit those factors. It's why I decided to mobilize private investments through door-by-​door and writings.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book story is essentially the business plans that have facts showing benefits with just US$1 a month, a week and a month depending if you are in low-income, newly industrialised and developed countries.
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Books

One Dollar Health Insurance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Insurance business, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medical insurance
This book contains a health insurance model that aims to provide affordable premiums for low-income populations in countries with different levels of development and economy. The model proposes three strategies for developing a large cost-sharing capacity that covers at least 10 million members.

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