Are social franchises contributing to universal access to reproductive health services in low-income countries?

@article{Ravindran2011AreSF,
  title={Are social franchises contributing to universal access to reproductive health services in low-income countries?},
  author={T. K. Sundari Ravindran and Sharon Fonn},
  journal={Reproductive health matters},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 38},
  pages={
          85-101
        }
}
A social franchise in health is a network of for-profit private health practitioners linked through contracts to provide socially beneficial services under a common brand. The early 21st century has seen considerable donor enthusiasm for promoting social franchises for the provision of reproductive health services. Based on a compendium of descriptive information on 45 clinical social franchises, located in 27 countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, this paper examines their contribution… CONTINUE READING