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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...
Politics and health service delivery: Insights from Ghana
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Ghana has a mixed record in terms of health outcomes. While there have been improvements in access to health services, with a dramatic increase in the number of health facilities, this is not reflected in progress on health in...
Never again: building resilient health systems and leaning from the Ebola crisis
Oxfam 2016
It took the threat of a global health crisis to illustrate the failings of Africa’s health systems. Resilient health systems, free at the point of use, are evidently a global public good. They are essential for the provision of u...
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...
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