Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania : implications for paths to universal coverage
Heavy reliance on out-of-pocket spending for healthcare is burdensome to families. Medical costs impoverish 4.1% of Cambodian families each month, and medical treatment of sick children contributes a considerable share of this burden.
This country brief examines the impact of out-of-pocket expenditures for maternal and child services based on analysis of the Timor-Leste Surveys of Living Standards 2001 and 2007.
Sixty participants from 10 countries including four English-speaking (Ghana, Kenya,
Nigeria, Sierra Leone) and six French-speaking (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco,
As countries work towards Universal Health Coverage, there is a need to design, implement, and manage provider payment methods reforms, but from a systems perspective, rather than traditional linear models.
This paper explores the evolution of the Cooperative Medical System (CMS) and New Cooperative Medical Schemes (NCMS) as a case study of the complex process of health system development.
The aim is to compare use of sustainability indicators developed through the Sustainability Analysis Process in two rehabilitation sectors, one in Nepal and one in Somaliland, and analyse the contextual factors influencing the use of sustainabilit
This one page summary points to poor distribution of the health workforce and the low utilization rate for essential obstetric intervention which has lowered the overall quality of service delivery for maternal and child health.