Challenges in Reforming the Health Sector in Africa

Reforming Health Systems Under Economic Siege - The Zimbabwean Experience
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  • Published: September 2009
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 412
  • Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781426915208
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The majority of countries are faced with challenges of how to finance and effectively manage their health systems so that they benefit all their citizens without any undue discrimination. Developing countries are particularly worse off since their health systems are weak in terms of health expenditures, leadership, governance and capacity to plan and budget. This book provides an overview of the elements of health sector reforms that countries in Sub Sahara Africa have implemented, the rationale for the reforms, the challenges experienced and the socio-economic environment in which these reforms are being implemented. The significance and implications of the evolving aid architecture and global initiatives are discussed. This theoretical background and analysis is completed by a detailed description of the rationale, implementation framework, implications and outcome of heath sector reform experiences in Zimbabwe.

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