This document provides country-specific summaries of actions taken on a national level to improve maternal and child health. The summaries do not provide a comprehensive assessment of the progress made by individual countries, but demonstrate the importance of five factors: 1. Successful political leadership (Thailand) 2. Sound health policies (Indonesia and Tanzania) 3. Effective financing (Mexico) 4. Strong health systems (Nepal and Senegal) 5. Action to achieve equity (Bangladesh and Chile). Each summary covers: progress on MDGs, supportive policies and interventions, outcome, and key lesson
This book, aimed at researchers and policy-makers in developing countries, explores strategies which may be used to develop and implement the regulation of private health care provision.
The book is divided into four sections, with examples drawn from Africa, Latin America and Asia and dealing with: regulation of private health providers; contribution of private providers to public health goals; public/private mix in health insurance; and quality and affordability of care in public and private settings
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