Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania : implications for paths to universal coverage
Objective: Compare patterns of catastrophic health expenditures in 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Material and Methods: Prevalence of catastrophic expenses was estimated uniformly at the household level using household surveys.
The Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) analysis reveals that treating children at government health facilities was almost twice as expensive as by private doctors.
Non-availability of competent supervisory staff, a focus on improving performance indicators rather than clinical guidance, and lack of a functional referral system, collectively create an environment that is non-conducive for improving patient ca
Towards effectively scaling up key maternal and child health (MNCH) interventions and to guide health service delivery at a local level, national plans should adopt typologies that reflect local level problems and strategies.
The project fosters evidence-based dialogue on policy options for better access to quality public services in three interrelated sectors: health, water/sanitation, and electricity, towards equity-oriented development in the global South.
PANACeA brought together 16 researchers from 10 Asian countries to learn about eHealth and eHealth research, and join hands to implement 8 multi-national research projects.