Affordability, cost-effectiveness and efficiency of primary health care: the Bamako Initiative experience in Benin and Guinea.

@article{Soucat1997AffordabilityCA,
  title={Affordability, cost-effectiveness and efficiency of primary health care: the Bamako Initiative experience in Benin and Guinea.},
  author={Agnes L. B. Soucat and D Levy-bruhl and X de B{\'e}thune and P Gbedonou and J P Lamarque and O Bangoura and Oumar Camara and T Gandaho and Catalina Ortiz and Miloud Kaddar and Rudolf Knippenberg},
  journal={The International journal of health planning and management},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 Suppl 1},
  pages={S81-108}
}
Since 1986 two West African countries, Benin and Guinea, have been actively reorganizing their peripheral health systems according to strategies subsequently called the "Bamako Initiative". Two preceding articles described the strategies implemented and the increased effectiveness of primary health care (PHC) witnessed over a period of six years. This article presents an analysis of cost and coverage data from biannual monitoring sessions between 1988 and 1993 in approximately 200 health… CONTINUE READING

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