Cash and health

Health expenditures can differ greatly between households as these are based on risk rather than on average need. For this reason, ensuring access to health care services for people affected by crisis poses specific challenges to humanitarian organisations.  Cash and voucher assistance is a complementary tool to traditional supply-side public health programming. In line with commitments made at The Grand Bargain to increase the use and coordination of CVA, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is committed to establish, coordinate and develop CVA for health interventions.
Explore this page for resources linked to latest evidence, learning and technical aspects of the use of CVA as a tool for health programming in the Movement.

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30 April 2021

Use of cash assistance to address newborn and child health outcomes: an evaluation report of the Taita Taveta cash for health project

Type:

Evaluation

Organisation:

British Red Cross

This evaluation sought to measure the effects of the interventions that took place in Taveta Sub county, between October 2020 and March 2021, to improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) indicators through unconditional cash transfers distributed to families with children under five years of age and expectant women by the Kenya Red Cross.

  • Africa
  • Cash and health

21 October 2020

Webinar 13: Top Takeaways

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

This documents provides the top takeaways from the 13th Cash Hub webinar, on the use of Cash and Voucher Assistance to support health outcomes by improving access to and utilisation of health care services in humanitarian contexts.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and health

21 October 2020

Webinar 13: Slides

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

A series of slides used during the 13th Webinar of the Cash Hub series, with information on how CVA can be used to support health outcomes by improving access to and utilisation of health care services in humanitarian contexts.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and health

21 October 2020

Cash Hub Webinar 13: Q&A Response

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

A document answering a series of questions produced during the 13th Cash Hub webinar, focusing on how CVA can be used to support health outcomes by improving access to and utilisation of health care services in humanitarian contexts, with reference to examples from Greece and DR Congo.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and health

21 October 2020

Recording of Webinar 13

Type:

Video

Organisation:

Cash Hub

Recording of the 13th Webinar of the Cash Hub Series focusing on how CVA can be used to support health outcomes by improving access to and utilisation of health care services in humanitarian contexts.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and health

11 April 2019

Grand Bargain Workshop: Linking Humanitarian Cash and Social Protection

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

IFRC

In April 2019, a 1.5-day workshop was organised in Geneva under the auspices of the Grand Bargain cash workstream, to discuss the linkages between humanitarian cash and social protection. The event brought together experts from both humanitarian and social protection sectors.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa
  • America

In partnership with:

British Red Cross