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- OrganisationGlobal Public Health is a peer-reviewed journal that engages with key public health issues that have come to the fore in the global environment — mounting inequalities between rich and poor, the gl
- DocumentJournal of Health Studies, 2009Oxytocin is a natural hormone with uterine stimulant properties that plays a prominent role in obstetric practice. Clinical guidelines for oxytocin use intrapartum emphasise that injudicious use has serious potential for adverse outcomes for mother and baby. Oxytocin is readily available in South Asia and widely used in ways that flout these guidelines.DocumentWorld Bank Publications, 2010Paying 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 increasing the amount of resources available to finance the delivery of services.DocumentSociety, Biology and Human Affairs, 2011This paper is part of a collection forming A Special Issue, which covers selected themes from a larger project on child mobility in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa. The themes are those which individual members of the Ghana research team identified as of particular interest and on which they have reflected, drawing on material collected and analysed by the team as a whole.DocumentWorld Bank Publications, 2013Paying 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 improve health services delivery, including HIV/AIDS services.Document
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 KenyaGlobal Health Action, 2015Community 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 clear how these ideals are instantiated in practice, how best to support this work, or how the work is interpreted by local actors.DocumentPLoS ONE, 2014Obtaining a diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is a prerequisite for accessing specific treatment, yet one third of estimated new cases are missed worldwide by National Programmes.DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2016This 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 including work with adolescents and SGBV?DocumentThe Lancet, 2016The private sector has a large and growing role in health systems in low-income and middle-income countries. The goal of universal health coverage provides a renewed focus on taking a system perspective in designing policies to manage the private sector.