Health Economics and Financing Directorate - Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan

Health Economics and Financing Directorate

Health Economics and Financing Directorate (HEFD) established in May 2009 under General Directorate of Policy, Planning, and International Relations, HEFD had two functional units; Health Economics Unit (HEU) and Health Financing Unit (HFU). In mid-2014 the MOPH leadership decided to expand the HEFD and approved four units in 1393 Tashkeel as below, in order to meet the scope of the regular and innovative activities conducted by HEFD:

  • Health Economics Evaluation Unit
  • Resource Tracking Unit
  • Financial Risk Protection Unit
  • Innovative Health Financing Mechanisms Unit

HEFD is responsible for conducting health economics and health financing-related analyses to provide data for key resource allocation and policy decisions throughout the health sector. In particular, HEFD aims to address identified gaps in several important components— data generated by HEFD addresses the gaps that impeded the development of evidence-based policies and strategies. 

The purpose of HEFD is to help the health sector to:

  • Allocate existing resources in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner;
  • Utilize resources with full accountability and transparency; and
  • Obtain additional resources for health.

Activities of this directorate is not limited to the above-mentioned points, HEFD is one of the key point of innovations in the MOPH. In this directorate, activities conducting for reducing the financial risks and barriers to health access, following the resource tracking mechanism through Institutionalization of National Health Account (NHA) and Expenditure Management information System (EMIS), and regular track of flow of funds.

Since its establishment, HEFD has conducted numerous studies in the area of costing, cost effectiveness, efficiency, resource tracking, equity, and innovative financing.

Current HEFD’s organizational chart is elaborated below.


 

Strategies and Policies:

Health Financing Strategy 2014-2018 - English
Revenue Generation Strategic Framework - English
Health Financing Policy 2012-2020 Final
National Strategy on Health Financing and Sustainability 2009 2013 (Summary)
National Strategy on Health Financing and Sustainability 2009 2013

Policy Briefs:

PolicyBrief 01 Hospital Efficiency
PolicyBrief 02 Health Insurance
PolicyBrief 03 EMIS
PolicyBrief 04 BIA
PolicyBrief 05 NHA
PolicyBrief 06 PETS
 

Plans: HEFD Capacity Strategic Approach & Workplan 2011 (v2)
General Reports:

HEFD Annual Report 2012 - English
HEFD Annual Report 2012 - Dari
HEFD Annual Report 2013 - English
HEFD Annual Report 2013 - Dari
HEFD Annual Report 1390 - English
HEFD Annual Report 1390 - Dari
Strategic Health Retreat Report - March 2012
CCT Qualitative Assessment Report
CCT Quantitative Assessment Report
Health Financing Strategy - 2014-2018 - English
Benefit Incidence Analysis (BIA) Report - May 2013 - English
Benefit Incidence Analysis (BIA) Report - May 2013 - Dari
 

Economic Evaluations Unit Reports:

Economic Evaluation of the Potential for IV Fluids Local Production in Afghanistan - Sep 2012 - English
Economic Evaluation of the Potential for IV Fluids Local Production in Afghanistan - Sep 2012 - Dari
Economic Evaluation of the Potential for Local Pharmaceutical Production in Afghanistan - Feb 2014 - English
Cost Analysis of Central Workshops - Apr 2013 Dari
Cost Analysis of EPHS Report May 2013 - English
Cost Analysis of Kabul’s National Hospitals - Nov 2012 - English
Cost Analysis of Kabul Medical University Report - May 2013 - English
Cost Analysis of Kabul Medical University Report - May 2013 - Dari
Cost Analysis of BPHS Report - Jan 2013 - English
Cost Analysis of Jangalak Hospital- English - Jul 2013
Cost Analysis of Jangalak Hospital- Dari - Jul 2013
Cost Analysis of French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) - Dec 2013 - English
 

Resource Tracking Unit Reports: National Health Accounts 2008-2009 Report English
National Health Accounts 2008-2009 Report Dari
Afghanistan National Health Accounts with Subaccounts for Reproductive Health 2011–2012 - English
Afghanistan National Health Accounts with Subaccounts for Reproductive Health 2011–2012 - Dari
Organogram: HEFD Organogram