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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...
Community engagement in health service delivery
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2011
What evidence is there to show that community participation and accountability in health service delivery leads to improved access to quality health services, improved health outcomes, increased government ownership/responsibility, an...
Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People’s Sexual Health and Rights
R. Anderson / Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2014
Scientific evidence on the sexual and reproductive knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and health of young people can strengthen the work of health care providers, educators and advocates. Reliable statistics based on nationally represen...
ORIE Nigeria Research Summary: Qualitative Impact Evaluation - governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions
H. Annett / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
This briefing note summarises the findings of qualitative research on the governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions in Northern Nigeria. The research provides an evaluation ‘baseline’ for the UK Aid funded...
Dual Practice by health workers in South and East Asia: impacts and policy options
D. Hipgrave; M. Natchtnebel; K. Hort 2010
Health professionals, especially doctors, often undertake private work while employed by government. Such “dual practice” is found in both high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) around the world,...
Fiji Islands health systems review
Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2011
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. T...
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