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Advancing Partnerships for Universal Health Coverage in India

Our programme partner, Access Health International reflects on the recent workshop convened by HANSHEP in New Delhi, India.

Nov 04, 2015 12:19 PM | Read more

Reflections on the iHEA Private Sector in Health Symposium 2013

Back in 2009, when the first Private Sector in Health Symposium was held in Beijing, the focus was squarely on stimulating research interest in non-state actors and building the foundations for ...

Jul 06, 2013 12:00 AM | Read more | Comments (1)

NGO health providers - Reflections from the Siddhi Memorial Hospital in Nepal

DOCTOR Sarita Khaiju, working the night shift in the emergency department, sweeps the crying baby up in her arms.She knows exactly how to soothe him. After all, this is her son.He was sleeping in a ...

Feb 26, 2013 03:20 PM | Read more

Surfacing Solutions From the Creative Chaos of Developing Country Healthcare Markets

Imagine you're a mother in India with a sick child. Your healthcare choices are dizzying: There's the traditional healer on your block, an expensive private doctor, several well-meaning health ...

Jan 02, 2013 11:40 AM | Read more

Shaping the future of health markets

Ideological debates about private and public sectors in health have gotten in the way of understanding how health markets work. This is despite the fact that most countries recognize that they have ...

Dec 21, 2012 02:25 PM | Read more

BEIJING SYMPOSIUM: Dispelling the myths about Informal Providers

Posted by feenytom |

Informal providers, like ‘the poor’, have historically proven to be a largely elusive population within health and development. Confounding neat categorisation within the already blurry boundaries of ...

Nov 02, 2012 08:30 AM | Read more | Comments (3)

BEIJING SYMPOSIUM: Measuring private sector impact on a DALY basis

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In the continuing quest to devise more effective, cross-organisational indicators to measure the impact and value of private sector healthcare delivery, the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) model ...

Nov 01, 2012 08:45 AM | Read more | Comments (1)

BEIJING SYMPOSIUM: Challenging the wheels of inevitability on the road to universal health coverage

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Over the last decade, the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have demonstrated rapid and remarkable economic development foreshadowing their increasing prominence and ...

Oct 31, 2012 12:55 PM | Read more

The challenge of comparing private and public healthcare

Recently published research suggests that while private sector may be more timely and hospitable to patients, there is little evidence that it is more efficient, accountable, or medically effective ...

Aug 21, 2012 12:00 AM | Read more | Comments (8)

Bringing order to unruly health markets

Uncontrolled medical treatment in Asia and Africa costs lives and money. David Peters and Gerald Bloom call for governments, firms and citizen groups to get involved.

Jul 19, 2012 11:25 AM | Read more