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Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda
Paulin Basinga; P.J. Gertler / World Bank Publications 2010
Paying for performance (P4P) provides financial incentives for providers to increase the use and quality of care. P4P can affect health care by providing incentives for providers to put more effort into specific activities, and by inc...
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda
Damien de Walque / World Bank Publications 2013
Paying for performance provides financial rewards to medical care providers for improvements in performance measured by specific utilisation and quality of care indicators. In 2006, Rwanda began a paying for performance scheme to impr...
What do community health workers have to say about their work, and how can this inform improved programme design? A case study with CHWs within Kenya
Martin Oliver / Global Health Action 2015
Community health workers (CHWs) are used increasingly in the world to address shortages of health workers and the lack of a pervasive national health system. However, while their role is often described at a policy level, it is not cl...
Helpdesk report: Comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health services
Evie Browne / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2016
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the areas of likely comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health care services for public health goals particularly in the areas of MNCH and SRH inclu...
Prohibit, constrain, encourage, or purchase: how should we engage with the private health-care sector?
D. Montagu; C. Goodman / The Lancet 2016
The private for-profit sector's prominence in health-care delivery, and concern about its failures to deliver social benefit, has driven a search for interventions to improve the sector's functioning. The authors review evidence for t...
Performance of private sector health care: implications for universal health coverage
Rosemary Morgan; T. Ensor; Hugh Waters / The Lancet 2016
Although the private sector is an important health-care provider in many low-income and middle-income countries, its role in progress towards universal health coverage varies. Studies of the performance of the private sector have focu...
What is the private sector? Understanding private provision in the health systems of low-income and middle-income countries
M. Mackintosh; A. Channon; Anup Karan; Sakthivel Selvaraj; Eleonora Cavagnero; H. Zhao / The Lancet 2016
Private health care in low-income and middle-income countries is very extensive and very heterogeneous, ranging from itinerant medicine sellers, through millions of independent practitioners — both unlicensed and licensed — ...
Factors ipacting the effectiveness of Community Health Worker behavior change: a literature review
US Agency for International Development 2015
This literature review was produced to inform how social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes can contribute to improving services provided by community health workers (CHWs) and strengthen their ability to effectively...
mHealth compendium, volume five
US Agency for International Development 2016
This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementin...
mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale | The HIV/AIDS Network - Africa
US Agency for International Development 2016
The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time.  This edition follows on from a series of five mHealth Compendiums which were pr...
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A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

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