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Progressive universalism? The impact of targeted coverage on healthcare access and expenditures in Peru
S. Neelsen; O. O'Donnell / Tinbergen Institute 2016
Like other countries seeking a progressive path to universalism, Peru has attempted to reduce inequalities in access to healthcare by granting the poor entitlement to tax-financed basic care without charge. The authors identify the im...
Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africa’s priority list
D. Armah-Attoh; E. Selormey; R. Houessou / Afrobarometer 2016
Access to health care gained the spotlight on national and international development agendas when the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration outlined a strategy for achieving universal access to primary health care by the year 2000 (World Health O...
India Africa partnership in health care: accomplishments and prospects
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2015
The health sector assumes special importance in India-Africa development cooperation. It is the major component of the broad-ranging collaborative effort envisaged under the rubric of India-Africa cooperation in social development and...
Health financing and delivery in India: an overview of selected schemes
K. Jain / Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing 2013
In recent years, the government of India has made attempts to address its notorious health inequities by providing health protection to poor and vulnerable citizens. This paper presents an overview of India’s health care system ...
Emerging concerns of health policy
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1997
In the last ten years, the Department of Health (DOH) has actively assumed a new form of leadership in the health sector in response to changes in the policy environment. It has reexamined the focus of the public delivery system, impr...
Direction or drift? The Philippine economy after 2004
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2005
This brief includes have two major features. One dissects the key economic issues that the new Philippine president faces as a new six-year term unfolds after the May presiden tial election. The other talks about two top Philippine ex...
Services: today's most prolific industry
G.O. Pasadilla / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2005
If agriculture has historically been the engine of economic growth of the Philippines, it looks like a new engine is driving it these days—services. Services is where the real growth is actually coming as this issue’s bann...
More than infrastructure and equipment: process evaluation of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program
O.F. Picazo; N.A.O. dela Cruz,; I.M.T. Pantig / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
The capital stock of public health facilities in the Philippines has been stagnant for decades. The number of hospitals remained the same since the mid-1990s and the ratio of hospital beds per 10,000 population has declined from 18 in...
Assessment of the PhilHealth CARES Program in selected areas of the National Capital Region
N.T. Castillo-Carandang / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
By design, the PhilHealth Customer Assistance, Relations and Empowerment Staff (CARES) project provides a member/patient-focused service that mediates between the individual and the huge government machinery as well as with stakeholde...
Exploring private supplemental insurance for catastrophic illnesses
N.R. Juban; B.R. Reverente / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
Catastrophic illnesses can impoverish a household due to unmanageable expenditures that arise from their treatment or management. The Z Benefits program of PhilHealth aims to protect Filipinos from financial catastrophe due to certain...
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