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FHS Nigeria Policy Brief 1 - Malaria Treatment in Nigeria: The Role of Patent Medicine Vendors

Future Health Systems

A team from Ibadan University undertook a scoping study in 12 local government areas (LGAs) in three states to explore the malaria treatment market and the role of PMVs, and to look at ways to improve malaria treatment.
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Improving maternal health – lessons from the basic health services project in China

Future Health Systems

China’s rural health system has experienced major problems in adapting to the emerging market economy. The central government has recognised that it needs to take action to ensure more equitable access to services. This policy briefing paper summarises lessons from a ten year project that piloted strategies for addressing these problems in 97 poor counties, home to 46.78 million people.
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Stakeholder analysis for health research: Case studies from low- and middle-income countries

Future Health Systems

Future Health Systems: Innovations for Equity (FHS) is working in six partner countries in Asia and Africa, focusing on strengthening the research–policy interface in relation to specific health system research projects. These projects present an opportunity to study the influence of stakeholders on research and policy processes.
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Markets, information asymmetry and health care: Towards new social contracts

Future Health Systems

This paper explores the implications of the increasing role of informal as well as formal markets in the health systems of many low and middle-income countries. It focuses on institutional arrangements for making the benefits of expert medical knowledge widely available in the face of the information asymmetries that characterise health care.
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Exploring evidence-policy linkages in health research plans: A case study from six countries

Future Health Systems

Three key activities were undertaken by FHS during the initial phase of this five-year project. First, key considerations in strengthening evidence-policy linkages in health system research were developed by FHS researchers through workshops and electronic communications. Four key considerations in strengthening evidence-policy linkages are postulated: development context; research characteristics; decision-making processes; and stakeholder engagement. Second, these four considerations were applied to research proposals in each of the six countries to highlight features in the research plans that potentially strengthen the research-policy interface and opportunities for improvement. Finally, the utility of the approach for setting research priorities in health policy and systems research was reflected upon.
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Regulating Health Care Markets in China and India

Future Health Systems

Using the examples of front-line health providers and health insurance, this paper discusses how China and India's different approaches have emerged from their own historical and political contexts and have led to different ways to address the main regulatory questions concerning quality of care, value for money, social agreement, and accountability.
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Poverty and Access to Health Care in Developing Countries

Future Health Systems

Poverty contributes to ill health among the poor and to impeded development among poor children. Conversely, It begins with chapters addressing specific diseases associated with poverty, such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, lymphatic filariasis, hookworm, and measles, along with public health issues in the developing world. Other chapters address poverty and maternal health, health disparities, and human nutrition. Effects of health care services, education, and housing on human development are also addressed, as are the social, economic, engineering, and technology determinants of human development.
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WP1 - Malaria treatment and policy in three regions in Nigeria: The role of patent medicine vendors

Future Health Systems

This study seeks to better understand the role played by PMVs in the provision of AMDs in Nigeria, and to explore ways to improve the regulation and delivery of AMDs.
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Economic Transition, Institutional Changes and the Health System: some lessons from rural China

Future Health Systems

The success of China in its transition has received a great deal of attention from economists. At the same time, public health experts have accumulated evidence on setbacks within the Chinese health sector, particularly in rural areas. This paper puts these two bodies of knowledge together.
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Health markets and future health systems: innovation for equity

Future Health Systems

If health services are to benefit the poor, it is essential to gain a detailed understanding of such markets that can both inform attitudes towards them and guide innovations that attempt to engage with them to improve health outcomes.
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