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Strenthening service accountability and community participation in health sector reforms

MURTHY, Ranjani K
July 2005

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This policy brief focuses on the need for community participation in the design of policies, legislation and the allocation of budgets as well as the more expected areas of health programme management and service delivery. It is based on a review of community participation and sexual and reproductive health service accountability in World Bank-supported health sector reforms in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean

Current issues in sector-wide approaches for health development : Uganda case study

BROWN, Adrienne
2000

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This brief document reports on the broad achievements and constraints faced in the health sector in Uganda. Poverty-reduction funds are being channelled into primary care, and improved management of public funds is helping the situation. However, capacity beyond the Ministry of Health is limited, and decentralization, with unclear policy links in the regions, is a challenge. There is some evidence of success in using funding strategies to reorient services to primary care and prevention

Reshaping health care in Latin America : a comparative analysis of health care reform in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

FLEURY, Sonia
BELMARTINO, Susana
BARIS, Enis
Eds
2000

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This book assesses the health care reforms of the past decade in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. The authors are in agreement that reform in the governance, management and financing of the provision of health services was essential. However, they criticize the outcomes of the reform process not only for the anticipated exacerbation of social and economic inequalities, but also because of inattention paid to human resources as well as much-needed development of science and technology

Corruption in the health sector : literature review

U4 ANTI-CORRUPTION RESOURCE CENTRE

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This is a literature review of resources relating to various aspects of the health sector. It is divided into sections, including: general information; corruption in the health sector; documents from international anti-corruption conferences; pay reform, salaries and informal payments; staff recruitment, posting, ethical training, ethical codes; budgets and financing; and procurement

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