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Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)

The goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments for health care or loss of income when a household member falls sick. ... See More +

Publication 88862 JUN 25, 2014

Maeda, Akiko; Cashin, Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami, Naoki; Reich, Michael

How to recruit and retain health workers in rural and remote areas in developing countries (English)

Worldwide the geographical distribution of health workers is skewed towards urban and wealthier areas. This pattern is found in nearly every country in the world, regardless of the level of economic development and health system organization, but the problem is especially acute in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 78506 JUN 01, 2013

Araujo, Edson; Maeda, Akiko

Creating evidence for better health financing decisions : a strategic guide for the institutionalization of national health accounts (English)

One of the key constraints to improving health outcomes in the developing world relates to equitable and efficient health financing. In most developing countries, a large portion of health expenditure is private and out-of-pocket (Gottret and Schieber 2006). ... See More +

Publication 68966 JAN 01, 2012

Harrit, Margareta; Mabuchi, Shunsuke; Nagpal, Somil; Maeda, Akiko; Siadat, Banafsheh

Health, nutrition, and population indicators : a statistical handbook (English)

This statistical handbook is intended to provide a comparative perspective on country performance and to point to future challenges in the health sector. ... See More +

Publication 18772 DEC 31, 1998

Bos, Eduard; Akiko Maeda; Chellaraj, Gnanaraj; Preker, Alexander; Vivian Hon