All posts tagged access to health care

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Divided we fall: how community organisation is key to beating HIV/AIDS

By Solenn Honorine, Médecins Sans Frontières

HIV still kills 1.6 million people every year, most of them in the poor countries of sub-Saharan Africa. In order to bring life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the 16 million who still need it worldwide, it is crucial to…

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Under new leadership: making the most of India’s private health care system

by Arjun Vasan and Gina Lagomarsino, Results for Development Institute

Just over three months ago, Mr. Narendra Modi was inaugurated as the 14th Prime Minister of India after his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), resoundingly defeated the ruling Congress Party. Many observers are now looking to Mr. Modi, a…

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Abolition of user fees: do we (really) know enough?

By Valéry Ridde and Emilie Robert, University of Montreal

“I think the bank was ideological”, in an interview with The Guardian last month the President of the World Bank surprised everyone by acknowledging that his institution had for years promoted user fees on the basis of an ideology.
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Antenatal care in India: what’s missing?

By Sanghita Bhattacharyya

From conception through to birth, a child’s health is very closely linked to its mother’s. The pre-delivery phase is a particularly important stage in the continuum of care. Good information and care during the antenatal period links the pregnant woman with the formal health…

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Research in a vulnerable space

By Ursula Trummer

Undocumented migrants are among the most vulnerable groups in society, their daily living is characterised by uncertainty and abuse. Exploited on black labour markets, they are widely excluded from welfare systems. Seeking help from authorities is dangerous as it might result in detention and deportation. Research in…

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