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Author Yazbeck, Abdo.

Title Attacking inequality in the health sector : a synthesis of evidence and tools / Abdo S. Yazbeck
Published Washington, DC : World Bank, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 308 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents An unacceptable reality -- Approaching a complex and persistent problem -- The importance of "listening" -- A menu of pro-poor policies -- Brazil, filling the cracks in universal coverage -- Cambodia: contracting with nongovernmental organizations to serve the poor -- Cambodia: health equity fund for the poor -- Chile: integrated services program for the poor -- Colombia: expanding health insurance for the poor -- India: community-based health care services -- Indonesia: health cards for the poor -- Kenya: expanding immunization reach through campaigns -- The Kyrgyz Republic: health financing reform and the poor -- Mexico: paying the poor to use health services -- Mexico: providing subsidized health insurance to the poor -- Nepal: participatory planning -- Rwanda: community-based health insurance -- Tanzania: social marketing for malaria prevention -- Vigilance
Summary The last 10 years have seen a resurgence in interest and research around inequalities in the health sector. While a disproportionate share of the new research has focused on measuring inequality in the health sector, work is emerging on how to understand the causes of inequality and on identifying successful approaches for tackling the problem. This book summarizes the operational lessons emerging from this new focus. It is intended to be an operational resource for change agents within and outside government in low and middle countries committed to improve access and use of critical health se
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
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Subject Equality -- Health aspects.
Health services accessibility.
Poor -- Medical care -- Cross-cultural studies.
World health.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Developing Countries.
Health Policy.
Health Status Disparities.
Healthcare Disparities.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank.
LC no. 2008036215
ISBN 082137740X (eISBN)
9780821377406 (eISBN)