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Removing user fees in the health sector: A review of policy processes in six sub-Saharan African countriesOxford University Press, 2011In recent years, governments of several low-income countries have taken decisive action by removing fully or partially user fees in the health sector. In this study, we review recent reforms in six sub-Saharan African countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal and Uganda.DocumentBioMed Central, 2012Many survivors of gender based violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) report barriers to access health services including, distance, cost, lack of trained providers and fear of stigma.Document
Health service resilience in Yobe state, Nigeria in the context of the Boko Haram insurgency: A systems dynamics analysis using group model buildingConflict and health, 2015Yobe State has faced severe disruption of its health service as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. A systems dynamics analysis was conducted to identify key pathways of threat to provision and emerging pathways of response and adaptation.DocumentThe Lancet, 2017Essential medicines satisfy the priority health-care needs of the population. Essential medicines policies are crucial to promoting health and achieving sustainable development.Document
Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile phone intervention to improve post-rape service delivery in South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Mobile health (mHealth) interventions – in which mobile phones are used to advance positive health outcomes – have only recently been applied to addressing broader questions of health governance.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017The rapid spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) (and of mobile phones in particular) across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has generated considerable excitement in development circles regarding their potential to revolutionise service delivery in health systems.Document
ICT-facilitated accountability and engagement in health systems: a review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for accountability projectsInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.Document
Social accountabilty initatives in health and nutrition: lessons from India, Pakistan and BangladeshInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population and is a region of dynamic economic growth, yet it performs relatively poorly on health and nutrition indicators.DocumentInternational Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2016Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study discusses the project and its potential for shaping the institutional culture of this busy department.Document
Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health servicesEffective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2016Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), came to power with a ‘Ten-Point Plan’. This outlined clear and specific ideas about what was needed to improve service delivery, and the role the public would play in achieving this objective and wider ambitions.