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OBJECTIVE To quantify the impact of community-based health insurance (CBI) on utilization of health care services in rural Burkina Faso. METHODS Propensity score matching was used to minimise the observed baseline differences in the characteristics of insured and uninsured groups such that the observed difference in healthcare utilisation could generally(More)
Access to health-care is low in developing countries. Poor people are less likely to seek care than those who are better off. Community-based health insurance (CBI) aims to improve healthcare utilisation by removing financial barriers, unfortunately CBI has been less effective in securing equity than expected. Poor people, who probably require greater(More)
This paper reports on a study, which assessed coverage with malaria control interventions in rural Burkina Faso, namely insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITN) ownership, intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) for pregnant women and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for under-five children. The study also addressed the distributional impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether community-based health insurance (CBHI) protects household assets in rural Burkina Faso, Africa. DATA SOURCES Data were used from a household panel survey that collected primary data from randomly selected households, covering 41 villages and one town, during 2004-2007(n = 890). STUDY DESIGN The study area was divided into(More)
INTRODUCTION Human resource crises in developing countries have been identified as a critical aspect of poor quality and low accessibility in health care. Worker motivation is an important facet of this issue. Specifically, motivation among physicians, who are an important bridge between health systems and patients, should be considered. This study aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the role of community-based health insurance (CBHI) in influencing health-seeking behaviour in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Community-based health insurance was introduced in Nouna district, Burkina Faso, in 2004 with the goal to improve access to contracted providers based at primary- and secondary-level facilities. The paper(More)
Increased Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine has prompted national malaria programs to develop new policies in several African countries. Less than a year after the introduction of amodiaquine/sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (AQ/SP) as first-line treatment in Senegal, we examined adherence rates to therapy and its efficacy among children. The study(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to identify the reasons why enrolled people decide not to renew their membership in following years. METHODS Household survey is used to collect information on the factors influencing dropping out from community-based health insurance (CBI). Information from CBI agency databank is used to describe the general situation of(More)
The emergence of increasing plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine in Africa has prompted national malaria programmes to develop new policies regarding appropriate and essential treatment, moving from the use of chloroquine to a new set of bi-therapy methods. In Senegal, the malaria treatment policy has shifted from chloroquine to(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the relationship between household wealth and under-5 year mortality in rural and semi-urban Burkina Faso. METHODS The study included 15 543 children born between 2005 and 2010 in the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Information on household wealth was collected in 2009. Two separate wealth(More)