2019 – 2020, In partnership with the Health Policy Plus (HP+), BfH has had the opportunity to support the Community Managed Health Equity Fund (CMHEF) to expand its activities to cover vulnerable poor people suffering from HIV/AIDS and TB in the 4 target provinces (Battambang, Pailin, Kampong Cham and Prey Veng), 21 administrative districts, 176 communes, and 136 CMHEFs, as well as integrate them into Commune Investment Plans and 3 year rolling plans across the 4 provinces.
Between 2014 – 2018, BfH partnered with the University Research LLC (URC), through the USAID Social Health Protection Project, to support the transfer of the Health Equity Fund over to the responsibility of the government to ensure its long-term sustainability. BfH was responsible for strengthening community oversight/civil society governance of Social Health Protection schemes and establishing 274 CMHEFs in target 8 provinces. This was only made possible through working in partnership with community members, local authorities, CSOs, village health support groups and religious leaders and helping them to identify their common goals of facilitating poor and vulnerable family members to access to health services and other benefits that complement the national Health Equity Funds (HEF) system and are locally financed.
From 2007 – 2015, BfH supported the implementation of the Community Based Health Insurance Scheme which covered approx. 25,000 near-poor persons in Takeo province. This scheme also contributed good lessons learned for the government in designing appropriate Social Health Insurance schemes for the country.
During 2004 to 2016, BfH was contracted by development partners and the Second Health Sector Support Program of the Ministry of Health, to be an independent third party – Health Equity Fund Operator – in facilitating access to quality health services for approx. 300,000 poor people in 4 provinces – Takeo, Kampot, Kep, and Preah Sihanouk.