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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
Strengthening district health service management and delivery through internal contracting: lessons from pilot projects in Cambodia.
Following a decade of piloting different models of contracting, in mid-2009 the Cambodian Ministry of Health began to test a form of 'internal contracting' for health care delivery in selected healthExpand
Effect of combining a health program with a microfinance-based self-help group on health behaviors and outcomes
Objectives Women's participation in microfinance-based self-help groups (SHGs) and the resultant social capital may provide a basis to address the gap in health attainment for poor women and theirExpand
Adapting to social and political transitions - the influence of history on health policy formation in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma).
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) has a long and complex history characterized by internal conflict and tense international relations. Post-independence, the health sector has graduallyExpand
Institutional design and organizational practice for universal coverage in lesser-developed countries: challenges facing the Lao PDR.
There is now widespread acceptance of the universal coverage approach, presented in the 2010 World Health Report. There are more and more voices for the benefit of creating a single national riskExpand
Factors Driving Changes in the Design, Implementation, and Scaling-Up of the Contracting of Health Services in Rural Cambodia, 1997–2015
Abstract—Contracting approaches have been used in various forms to improve the delivery of public health services in low- and middle-income countries. Cambodia has embarked on a public-sector reformExpand
Barriers to access and the purchasing function of health equity funds: lessons from Cambodia.
PROBLEM High out-of-pocket payments and user fees with unfunded exemptions limit access to health services for the poor. Health equity funds (HEF) emerged in Cambodia as a strategic purchasingExpand