Searching with a thematic focus on Health service delivery, Health systems, Health inequalities, Primary health care

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    Economic assessment of a women's group intervention to improve birth outcomes in rural Nepal

    The Lancet, 2005
    Of the 4 million neonatal deaths worldwide every year, most occur in developing countries. In Nepal, the burden of neonatal mortality is especially high, and over 90 percent of births take place at home without a trained attendant. Because of geographic and financial realities, achieving a substantial increase in facility-based deliveries is unlikely to be feasible in the short-term.
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    Promoting health and equity: evidence, policy and action: cases from the Western Pacific region

    Regional Office for the Western Pacific, World Health Organisation, 2009
    This book, published by the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization, notes that health equity and the barriers to achieving it in developing countries have been a major subject of research for many years, resulting in a growing evidence base on policies and actions to promote health equity.
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    Repositioning family planning: guidelines for advocacy action

    Africa's Health in 2010 (Academy for Education Development), 2008
    Provision of family planning services in Africa is hindered by poverty, poor access to services and commodities, poor coordination of the programmes, and dwindling donor funding. In addition, traditional beliefs favouring high fertility, religious barriers, and lack of make involvement have weakened family planning interventions.
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    Implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in Tanzania: success and challenges

    Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems, 2009
    This CREHS research report analyses the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) policy in Tanzania. Two districts in North-Western Tanzania, Bunda and Tarime, in Mara region, were picked to examine the issues around introduction, planning and implementation by district health managers and at facility levels. The paper finds that: 
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    Implementing IMCI in Kenya: challenges and recommendations

    Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems, 2008
    This policy brief, by the Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS), looks at the challenges of implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy in Kenya.
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    Everybody's business: strengthening health systems to improve health outcomes: WHO’s framework for action

    World Health Organization, 2007
    It will be impossible to achieve national and international goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), without greater and more effective investment in health systems and services. The World Health Organization (WHO) faces many of the same challenges being tackled by countries.
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    Return to Alma-Ata

    The Lancet, 2008
    This editorial in the Lancet written by Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), looks at what has happened to primary health care (PHC) in the 30 years since it was articulated in the Alma Ata declaration.
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    Is there a market for voluntary health insurance in developing countries?

    National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, 2008
    In many developing countries about half of all spending on health care is out-of-pocket. This study, from the National Bureau of Economic Research, examines the distribution of such spending according to income and type of health care in order to assess whether it would be possible to supply voluntary private health insurance to reduce variation in spending.
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    Health insurance in low-income countries: where is the evidence that it works?

    Action for Global Health, 2008
    This report published by Oxfam examines the role of health insurance mechanisms will close health financing gaps and benefit poor people.The mechanisms discussed in this paper are: Private Health Insurance; Private for-Profit Micro Health Insurance; Community Based Health Insurance; and Social Health Insurance.
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    Equity and health sector reform in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1995-2005: approaches and limitations

    International Society for Equity in Health, 2006
    This report from the International Society for Equity in Health reviews health sector reforms (HSR), begun during the period from 1995 to 2005 in Latin America, examining their impact on equity in the access and delivery of services. Findings show that in countries such as Brazil, inequity in healthcare systems persists, such as preference for richer urban populations.