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CMI's health research focuses on how to improve health and healthcare for vulnerable groups.
Journal Article | Jan 2011
Informal payments for health services are common in many transitional and developing countries. The aim of this paper is to investigate the ...
Informal payments, corruption, quality of health care, health worker, performance, Tanzania
News | 30 May 2014
In an effort to improve maternal and child health, Tanzanian authorities implemented a pay for performance (P4P) scheme in 2009. The more women the health workers convinced to give birth at health facilities, the bigger bonus they would get. The number of women giving birth at health facilities did increase, but the new scheme also had adverse effects.
News | 30 May 2013
Less than 10 percent of money spent on health research is spent on diseases that primarily affect 90 percent of the world's population, including the poorest. Are even the meager 10 percent spent wisely? No, says Professor David Sanders and argues that a fear of stepping into the realm of politics makes global health actors and donors prioritise wrongly.
News | 2 Nov 2011
Litigating health rights does make a difference. However, it varies to whom. Court cases brought by NGOs often contribute to better health care for the poor. Other cases primarily benefit middle class people who have resources to go to court.
Evaluation of the implementation and long-term impact of performance based financing of health services
Project | Aug 2014 - Aug 2019
Results-based financing has been launched as a strategy to increase the use and improve the quality of health services in low- and middle-income ...
Tanzania, P4P, results based financing, public health, motivation
CMI Report | Dec 2011
This report discusses the availability and quality of health services in two provinces of Angola (Luanda and Uíge) and reports how households ...
Health, Poverty, Angola
News | 23 Sep 2011
Low health worker performance is a key obstacle to achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals. While a lack of knowledge, equipment and medicine have been seen as the major challenges, a recent study pinpoints poorly motivated health workers as an important contributing factor to low quality health care in low-income settings.
Factors influencing the use of reproductive health care services among married adolescent girls in Dang District, Nepal: a qualitative study
Journal Article | May 2019
Background: Child marriage is associated with adverse reproductive health outcomes, and the practice is still alarmingly common. Together with ...
Child marriage, Reproductive health, Health care services, Health-seeking behaviour, adolescent health, Nepal
The health status of adolescents in Ecuador and the country’s response to the need for differentiated healthcare for adolescents
Journal Article | Jan 2017
Background Adolescents face a range of health problems but many barriers block their access to health services, and in particular to sexual ...
Adolescents, Youth, Differentiated health services, Sexual and reproductive health, Ecuador
CMI Working Paper | Dec 2008
A number of low- and middle-income countries have a severe shortage of health workers. This paper studies how health workers' choices of labour ...
Journal Article | Jan 2008
Background: Maximising health as the guiding principle for resource allocation in health has been challenged by concernsabout the distribution ...
health care rationing, ethics
Commissioned Report | Nov 2007
Tanzania initiated the Local Government Reform Programme in 1996. The objective of the reform is decentralisation by devolution, and to strengthen ...
Health, decentralization, Tanzania
CMI Report | Jan 2006
The number of health workers in Tanzania has declined sharply over the last decade. The present number of health personnel in Tanzania is low ...
Health sector, Health personnel, Human resources, Tanzania
Programme | Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
Right to health through litigation? Can court enforced health rights improve health policy? The project investigates whether litigation can ...
Health rights, courts, health rights litigation, public interest litigation, social rights jurisprudence, health policy, health economics, medical ethics, priority setting, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, South Africa
Project | Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Angola has very high health expenditures per capita by African standards. According to the World Bank, the public expenditure on health is around ...
Health, Poverty, Public Expenditure, Angola
Event | 7 May 2013
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News | 7 Nov 2011
Tanzanian health workers do not convert enough of their knowledge into practice. As a consequence, patients are inadequately examined. Building a stronger professional ethic could urge health workers to raise their standards.
Going beyond impact evaluation: Performance-Based Financing of Health Care Provision in Low-Income Countries
Event | 13 Jun 2013
The workshop made real progress in the dialogue between researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The priorities for research were made clearer. Read reports and summaries from the participants.
News | 5 Jul 2005
CMI launches a new research programme on Global Health and Development. Millions of people suffer and die from easily preventable diseases in developing countries. Malfunctioning health systems are at the heart of the problem. The goal of the programme is to increase the knowledge of how health systems in developing countries can be brought to deliver better health services.
Understanding Inequalities in Child Health in Ethiopia: Health Achievements Are Improving in the Period 2000– 2011
Journal Article | Sep 2014
Objective: In Ethiopia, coverage of key health services is low, and community based services have been implemented to improve access to ...