Written by Hoa T. Nguyen1, David Zombré², Valery Ridde2,3, Manuela De Allegri1
It is well known that user fees charged at point of use constitute a major financial barrier to accessing health care, especially for vulnerable groups like pregnant women. Every year, mainly due to the financial barriers, more…
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.