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Pushing the boundaries : health and the next round of PRSPs

WEMOS
Medical Action for Global Security (Medact)
June 2004

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Report is based on seven country studies. It hightlights a number of issues that are critical to achieve equitable health systems: coordination of international aid, international health initiatives, the debt burden, macro economic constraints, financing mechanisms, integrating messy health care markets

Do PRSPs deliver ? The Ghana case study

BUCKLE, Gilbert
WEMOS
2004

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Paper considers the health content of Ghana's PRSP and its link with resources for health and their allocation. The PRSP stands out because it looks beyond the income dimension of poverty and its broad stakeholder support

Health in poverty reduction strategy : Bangladesh perspective

SIDDIQUI, A M A H
December 2003

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Case study analyses whether Poverty Reduction Programs (PRSPs) are delivering for health. Case study describes obstacles faced by the poor in accessing health services. Paper advocates a need for bottom up process with more involvement of the poor in policy formulation and implementation

Case study : monitoring of the Bolivian poverty reduction strategy (EBRP) and the HIPC initiative and their impact on the health sector 2003

COMITE DE DEFENSA DE LOS DERECHOS DEL CONSUMIDOR (DODEDCO)
Health Action International (HAI) AIS
December 2003

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Paper reviews the state of the Bolivian healthcare system and the challenge of reducing poverty. Reviews the impact of debt relief on the health sector. The paper argues for increased bottom up consultation processes, however warns that there is insufficient support for social oversight instruments

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