Is the Bamako Initiative Still Relevant for West African Health Systems?

@article{Ridde2011IsTB,
  title={Is the Bamako Initiative Still Relevant for West African Health Systems?},
  author={V. Ridde},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  year={2011},
  volume={41},
  pages={175 - 184}
}
  • V. Ridde
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • International Journal of Health Services
Faced with the difficulty of implementing primary health care services as proposed at Alma-Ata, UNICEF and the World Health Organization launched a new public health policy in 1987, the Bamako Initiative, to improve access to health care by revitalizing primary health care. The key principle was to decentralize retention of user fees to the local level in health centers managed by a committee of community representatives. Initially, measures were envisioned to exempt the worst-off who were… Expand
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