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Addressing access barriers to health services: an analytical framework for selecting appropriate interventions in low-income Asian countries.
While World Health Organization member countries embraced the concept of universal coverage as early as 2005, few low-income countries have yet achieved the objective. This is mainly due to numerousExpand
Access to medicines from a health system perspective
Most health system strengthening interventions ignore interconnections between systems components. In particular, complex relationships between medicines and health financing, human resources, healthExpand
Improving access for the poorest to public sector health services: insights from Kirivong Operational Health District in Cambodia.
This article presents research findings into the effectiveness of an innovative equity fund approach to improving access to public sector health services for the poor in Kirivong Operational HealthExpand
The impact of the introduction of user fees at a district hospital in Cambodia.
Proponents of user fees in the health sector in poor countries cite a number of often interrelated rationales, relating inter alia to cost recovery, improved equity and greater efficiency. OpponentsExpand
From public to private and back again: sustaining a high service-delivery level during transition of management authority: a Cambodia case study.
Contracting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has been shown to increase health service delivery output considerably over relatively short time frames in low-income countries, especially whenExpand
Community participation in externally funded health projects: lessons from Cambodia.
This article provides lessons learned on establishing effective community participation in two externally funded, NGO-implemented health projects working at district level in Cambodia. The firstExpand
Do exemptions from user fees mean free access to health services? A case study from a rural Cambodian hospital
Objectives  To assess the effects of a user fee scheme, and related fee exemption system, on the health care seeking behaviour, the out‐of‐pocket expenditure and the coping mechanisms of fee‐exemptedExpand
Improving access to hospital care for the poor: comparative analysis of four health equity funds in Cambodia.
There is a large body of evidence that user fees in the health sector create exclusion. Health equity funds attempt to improve access to health care services for the poorest by paying the provider onExpand
Bridging community‐based health insurance and social protection for health care – a step in the direction of universal coverage?
keywords health care, community-based health insurance, social protection, universal coverageAccess to affordable and effective health care is a majorproblem in low and middle income countries (LMIC)Expand