Indirect Financial Barriers
Indirect Financial Barriers to Accessing Maternal, Neonatal and Child Healthcare in Timor-Leste: A Qualitative Study
The Indirect Financial Barrier study, was conducted through a partnership between the University of Sydney and Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL), with support from the Ministry of Health and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It was undertaken to help understand key challenges to assessing essential health services for new-born, children and mothers.
The study was conducted through rapid assessments, discussions with a representative sample of 216 households in four municipalities and use of a mix of 40 stakeholder interviews and case studies.
This study helps understand the situation of service delivery and uptake of services by children and families. It outlines the key plus points and the bottlenecks in accessing quality health care services for newborn, children, and mothers, and provides a set of recommendations to address the challenges in the local context.