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Year: 2008
This issue of id21 insights focuses on financing primary healthcare services:
  • Financing primary health care: Today, millions of people in low- and middle-income countries do not have access to basic, good quality health services
  • Skilled delivery care in Indonesia: Providing adequate access to maternal health care is a test of the entire health system. Care for most women before, during and after delivery can be provided within a well equipped primary care setting. Where complications arise there is the need for speedy referral to higher level facilities. Primary care is thus a main care provider as well as a crucial link to more specialist forms of care.
  • The story of primary health care: The idea of primary health care (PHC) emerged in the 1960s, in recognition of the shortcomings of the health systems inherited by developing countries after independence. Such urban, centralised and curative-oriented health systems were poorly matched to the needs of their people.
  • Contracting out health services: Contracting out public services is a way for governments to complement their own delivery of services. It is particularly effective for high risk or hard-to-reach populations that can be more effectively served by private groups. It can also contribute to more efficient delivery of primary health care (PHC).
  • Better access to effective antimalarials: Malaria is one of the main reasons why people use health services in sub-Saharan Africa, placing a considerable burden on primary health care.
  • Efficiency and equity through a sector-wide approach in Uganda: Financing Uganda's health care services used to be based on a minimum package which cost more than the financial resources available. Donor aid contributed between 40 to 50 percent of these costs. Financial allocations were also biased towards national level hospitals and wages.
  • Tackling Malawi's human resources crisis: The achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 will only be possible if we can successfully strengthen the capacity of health systems in middle and low-income countries.

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