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Abolishing user fees for children and pregnant women trebled uptake of malaria-related interventions in Kangaba, Mali.
- Frédérique Ponsar, M. van Herp, R. Zachariah, S. Gerard, M. Philips, G. Jouquet
- Health policy and planning
- 1 November 2011
Malaria is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 in Mali. Health centres provide primary care, including malaria treatment, under a system of cost recovery. In 2005,… Expand
Measles in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an urgent wake-up call to adapt vaccination implementation strategies.
All countries in Africa have made a commitment to eliminate measles by 2020. This is laudable, as measles elimination will have a crucial impact on reducing childhood mortality. An important… Expand
No cash, no care: how user fees endanger health--lessons learnt regarding financial barriers to healthcare services in Burundi, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Haiti and Mali.
Although user fees are a common form of healthcare financing in resource-poor countries, there is growing consensus that their use compromises health service utilisation and population health.… Expand
Free treatment, rapid malaria diagnostic tests and malaria village workers can hasten progress toward achieving the malaria related millennium development goals: the Médecins Sans Frontières…
- K. Tayler-Smith, A. Kociejowski, +4 authors R. Zachariah
- Journal of public health in Africa
- 11 February 2011
Halving the burden of malaria by 2015 and ensuring that 80% of people with malaria receive treatment is among the health related targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Despite political… Expand
Free treatment, rapid diagnostic tests and malaria village workers can hasten the progress towards achieving the malaria related Millennium Development Goals: The MSF experience from Chad,…
[Pharmacists' role in smoking cessation activities in Alsace].
In May 1999, France launched a plan to implement a range of tobacco control measures focusing on reducing tobacco use. This study evaluated two professional assistance measures for smoking cessation… Expand