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Universal Health Coverage: beyond rhetoric
A Sengupta / Municipal Services Project, 2013
This paper raises critical questions around Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which is increasingly seen as a silver-bullet solution to healthcare needs in low- and middle-income countries. UHC is often defined as a health financing sy...
Helpdesk report: Trachoma
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2011
The eyes disease Trachoma is endemic in more than 50 countries with more than 80% of the burden concentrated in 14 countries, and predominantly in the savannah areas of East and Central Africa and the Sahel of West Africa. Roughly hal...
Voice and accountability in the health sector
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2013
This Helpdesk report responds to a query to write a report to identify: 1) useful sources on assessment of voice and accountability (V&A); 2) examples of V&A in the Bangladesh health sector; and 3) different models of V&A....
Health-enhancing holidays: challenges in expanding medical tourism in the Philippines
O.F. Picazo / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
Medical tourism is poised to continue growing globally in the next few years due to combined economic, demographic, epidemiological, communication, and transport trends. While the Philippines offers better prices than its Asian compet...
End of project evaluation for ATJK WEHEA II (including last year of ATJK WEHEA I) ADRA Ethiopia
M. N. Mwangi / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2014
Background: During a needs assessment for WEHEA I that was carried out in March 2008 in the ATJK Woreda, it was established that there was need to intervene in water, education, health and the environment. School infrastructure w...
Explaining the large disparities in health in the Philippines
Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
Despite the complexity and challenges in attribution of what causes good or ill health, this policy note argues that there are obvious key factors that can explain health disparities between the poor and the nonpoor in the Philippines...
Opportunities for making health financing and services more inclusive in the Philippines
Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
Growth does not automatically translate to more inclusive health services. Traditional trickle-down economics is too hopeful as a prescription for the reduction of poverty and social inequity. While growth may be a necessary condition...
The puzzle of economic growth and stalled health improvement in the Philippines
Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
The Philippine economy has grown respectably in the past few years, but the overall health status indicators have not markedly improved commensurate with that growth. This Policy Note provides an overview of the puzzle of econo...
Health in the post-2015 Development Framework: How to meet the needs of the most marginalized and excluded
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2014
What will be the global vision for health after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has engaged in the post-2015 consultations and civil society discussions to determine this vision. This polic...
Universal health protection: progress to date and the way forward
International Labour Organization, 2014
This paper proposes policy options based on ILO research and experiences that aim at universal coverage and equitable access to health care. The policy options discussed focus on ensuring the human rights to social security and health...
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