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Strengthening health services in developing countries through the private sector

by Griffin, Charles C.

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries,
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Medical care -- Developing countries -- Finance.,
    • Medical economics -- Developing countries.,
    • National health services -- Developing countries.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 42-45).

      StatementCharles C. Griffin.
      SeriesDiscussion paper / International Finance Corporation,, no. 4, Discussion paper (International Finance Corporation) ;, no. 4.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA410.55.D48 G749 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 47 p. :
      Number of Pages47
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2196837M
      ISBN 100821312707
      LC Control Number89016508

      The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. The new feature is that physicians can supply private health care services to a patient, as well as public sector ones; a common institutional arrangement in many health care systems.

      Covering million people Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) is the largest component of 3MDG’s activities, covering maternal and newborn health, child health, immunization, nutrition, and health promotion. The purpose is to support township health planning and service delivery in order to scale-up and strengthen access to health services. Chattopadhyay, S. (). Decentralised Provision of Public Services in Developing Countries: A Review of Theoretical Discourses and Empirical Evidence. Social Change, 43(3), Malawi Private Health Sector Assessment. Bethesda, MD: Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Project, Abt Associates Inc.. Strengthening Health.

        Weaknesses in health systems contribute to a failure to improve health outcomes in developing countries, despite increased official development assistance. Changes in the demands on health systems, as well as their scope to respond, mean that the situation is likely to become more problematic in the future. Diverse global initiatives seek to strengthen health systems, but progress .   Health systems are expected to serve the population needs in an effective, efficient and equitable manner. Therefore, the importance of strengthening of public, private and community health systems has been emphasized time and again. In most of the developing countries, certain weaknesses and gaps in the government health systems have been hampering the achievement of improved health .


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the perceived preference for the private sector over the public sector in delivering in-frastructure services in developing countries. To some degree, the social backlash was rooted in confusion between PSP and privatization. Some PSP schemes were overly ambitious and the social agenda was overlooked, leading to legitimate public concerns.

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health system. These ideal characteristics describe the nature of the health services that would exist in a strong health system based on primary health care, as set out in the World Health Report (1).

The process of building evidence for the strengthening of health service delivery must therefore proceed. With member countries, staff from more than countries, and offices in over locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

Private Sector an Important But Not Dominant Provider Of Key Health Services in Low- And Middle-Income Countries.

Health Affa no [2] Dominic Montagu, and Nirali Chakraborty, Standard survey data: insights into private sector utilization, a technical report for WHO. This book is a practical guide for medical professionals who are interested in establishing health care facilities in developing countries.

It is intended for individuals and organizations with little or no business experience who are seeking guidance on how to turn a general idea into concrete reality. Health System Assessment Approach (HSAA) has been widely used in the developing world to diagnose health systems performance and to capture system-wide information to better inform health sector planning.

The HSAA looks at the entire health system, including governance, health financing, health services delivery, human resources, pharmaceutical. 1 See appendix C for the definition of public sector and other terms.

2 IFAC Public Sector Committee, Governance in the Public Sector: A Governing Body Perspective (). 3 In some countries, the major source of income is profit from government owned companies. Within this context, Sturchio noted that currently there is already significant investment in health care in the developing world, from international donors, private-sector partners and domestic government resources.

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Reducing corruption and. Within the health sector itself, a pro-poor approach is required which includes improving governance, strengthening the delivery and quality of health services, reaching highly vulnerable groups, developing more effective partnerships with the private sector, and designing equitable health financing mechanisms.

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Introduction. In the wake of any health threat, the strength of the health system at the national and international levels is often tested [1, 2].The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health system as “all organizations, people and actions whose primary intent is to promote, restore, or maintain health [].”As put forward by Heymann et al.

[] there is a need to pay attention to health. The Role of ICTs in the Health Sector of Developing Countries A Framework Paper 31 May Improving the health of individuals and communities, and strengthening health systems, disease detection and prevention are crucial to development and poverty reduction.

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() “National Health Accounts in Developing Countries: Appropriate Methods and Recent Applications” Health Economics 6(1): Berman, P. () “Supply-side Approaches to Optimizing Private Health Sector Growth” in Newbrander, W.

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