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Costa Rica Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Second Follow-Up Household Survey 2018


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Limón, Puntarenas
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2018 - 08/2018
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI) is a regional public-private partnership that brings together Mesoamerican governments, private foundations and bilateral and multilateral donors with the purpose of reducing health inequalities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in the  region. Funding focuses on supply- and demand-side interventions, including evidence-based interventions, the expansion of proven and cost-effective healthcare packages, and the delivery of incentives for effective health services. One of its defining features is the application of a results-based financing (RBF) model that relies on performance measurement and enhanced transparency and accountability. The initiative focuses its resources on integrating key interventions aimed at reducing health inequalities that stem from the lack of access to quality reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health services (including immunization and nutrition services) for the poorest quintile of the population.