Catherine Korachais

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Accessible and quality reproductive health services are critical for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). After a decade of waning investment in family planning, interest and funding are growing once again. This article assesses whether introducing, removing, or changing user fees for contraception has an effect on contraceptive use. We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing the coverage of skilled attendance at births in a health facility (facility delivery) is crucial for saving the lives of mothers and achieving Millennium Development Goal five. Cambodia has significantly increased the coverage of facility deliveries and reduced the maternal mortality ratio in the last decade. The introduction of a(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is a huge problem in Burundi. In order to improve the provision of services at hospital, health centre and community levels, the Ministry of Health is piloting the introduction of malnutrition prevention and care indicators within its performance based financing (PBF) scheme. Paying for units of services and for qualitative(More)
The effect of text messages to support diabetes self-management in developing countries-the TEXT4DSM study. Abstract Objective Mhealth interventions have the potential to facilitate self-management support. The TEXT4DSM study implemented a mobile phone intervention within existing diabetes programmes in three low and middle income countries (DR Congo,(More)
This paper focuses on medium term policy options in the economic context of natural resources depletion. In particular, we assess for the first time the adoption of permanent income hypothesis in dynamic CGE model. The model is benchmarked in oil country with declining production, namely Cameroon. The results show that the permanent income hypothesis (PIH)(More)
BACKGROUND Burundi is one of the poorest countries and is among the four countries with the highest prevalence of stunting (58%) among children aged less than 5 years. This situation undermines the economic growth of the country as undernutrition is strongly associated with less schooling and reduced economic productivity. Identifying the determinants of(More)
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