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Private health policy toolkit for Africa : tools for engaging the private health sector (English)

There is growing recognition that the private health sector is a significant source of health care in most African countries. According to "Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa" (2010), the private sector share of total health expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa is on average 51 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 109739 JUN 01, 2013

Harding,April L.; Preker,Alexander S.; Brunner,Bettina Marie; Beciu,Hortenzia; Majwi, Tazim; Ojo,Ifelayo Peter; Spreng,Connor P.; Olayo,Bernard O.; Coarasa,Jorge A.; Rogo,Khama Odera; Waty,Marie-Odile H.; Fruman,Cecile; Featherston,Scott Douglas; Herzberg,Benjamin; Berman,Peter A. French Disclosed

Private health policy toolkit for Africa : tools for engaging the private health sector : Boîte à outils pour les politiques de santé en Afrique : outils pour engager le secteur privé de la santé en Afrique (French)

There is growing recognition that the private health sector is a significant source of health care in most African countries. According to "Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa" (2010), the private sector share of total health expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa is on average 51 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 109739 JUN 01, 2013

Harding,April L.; Preker,Alexander S.; Brunner,Bettina Marie; Beciu,Hortenzia; Majwi, Tazim; Ojo,Ifelayo Peter; Spreng,Connor P.; Olayo,Bernard O.; Coarasa,Jorge A.; Rogo,Khama Odera; Waty,Marie-Odile H.; Fruman,Cecile; Featherston,Scott Douglas; Herzberg,Benjamin; Berman,Peter A. English Disclosed

Scaling up : affordable health insurance (English)

As the world recently turned its attention to the struggle of expanding health insurance coverage for 40 million people in the United States, it is important not to forget the 4 billion people in low- and middle-income countries that face the same hardship. ... See More +

Publication 77909 JAN 01, 2013

Preker, Alexander S.; Lindner, Marianne E.; Chernichovsky, Dov; Schellekens, Onno P. Disclosed

Engaging the private sector to improve access to quality care : public ends private means (English)

The private health sector plays a large role in the Africa region in terms of both sources of funding and expenditure on health services. It often supplies 60 to 80 percent of financing and 50 percent of service delivery. ... See More +

Brief 52851 JAN 01, 2010

Preker, Alexander S.; Disclosed

Global marketplace for private health insurance : strength in numbers (English)

The development challenges of addressing health problems in low- and middle-income countries are daunting but not insurmountable. There are now known and affordable interventions to deal with many aspects of the HIV/AIDS crisis as well as the continued challenge posed by malaria and other major infectious diseases. ... See More +

Publication 51832 NOV 18, 2009

Preker, Alexander S.; Zweifel, Peter; Schellekens, Onno P.; Disclosed

Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (Russian)

With a special focus on strategic purchasing and contracting of services from nongovernmental providers, this title reviews ways to make public spending on health care more efficient and equitable in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 34425 MAY 20, 2009

Preker, Alexander S. [editor]; Langenbrunner, John C. [editor] English Disclosed

Private voluntary health insurance in development : friend or foe? (English)

This volume presents findings of a World Bank review of the existing and potential role of private voluntary health insurance in low- and middle-income countries and is the third volume in a series of reviews of health care financing. ... See More +

Publication 38281 JAN 01, 2007

Preker, Alexander S.[editor]; Sheffler, Richard M.[editor]; Bassett, Mark C.[editor] Disclosed

Public ends, private means : strategic purchasing of health services (English)

Public Ends, Private Means: Strategic purchasing of value for money in health services is part of a series of World Bank publications on ways to make public spending on health care more efficient and equitable in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 39979 JAN 01, 2007

Preker, Alexander S. [editor]; Liu, Xingzhu [editor]; Velenyi, Edit V. [editor]; Baris, Ernis [editor] Disclosed

L'assurance maladie en Afrique francophone : ameliorer l'acces aux soins et lutter contre la pauvrete (French)

This book presents a panoramic view of the state of health insurance and health financing in Francophone Africa. For the most part health insurance in the region currently covers 1 -3 percent of the population and is typically limited to civil servants and workers in the formal sector. ... See More +

Publication 37149 JAN 01, 2006

Dussault, Gilles [editor]; Fournier, Pierre [editor]; Letourmy, Alain [editor]; Letourmy, Alain; Preker, Alexander; Velenyi, Edit; Carrin, Gary; James, Chris; Evans, David; Mathonnat, Jacky; Audibert, Martine; Sery, Jean-Pierre; Ouattara, Oumar; Doetinchem, Ole; N'diaye, Pascal; Galland, Bruno; Criel, Bart; Blaise, Pierre; Ferette, Daniel; De Roodenbeke, Eric; Haddad, Slim; Morestin, Florence; Noirhomme, Mathieu; Thome, Jean-Marie; Tourigny, Caroline; Brouillet, Pascal Disclosed

Capacity building in the HNP sector: implementing the strategic options for better health in Africa (English)

The Africa region has the highest burden of disease and lowest spending levels per capita on health care in the world. Achieving better health and protecting people against the impoverishing effects of illness requires both more money and better spending. ... See More +

Working Paper 34339 JUN 01, 2005

Preker, Alexander S.; Kassak, Kassem; Amponsah, Kofi; Dussault, Gilles Disclosed

Labor Markets and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the accession and beyond (English)

This book summarizes social policy reform during the transition and European Union accession and analyses the social policy challenges which continue to face both old and new member states. ... See More +

Publication 34383 MAY 18, 2005

Barr, Nicholas [editor]; Adeyi, Olusoji; Fretwell, David; Hanushek, Eric; Mertaugh, Michael; Preker, Alexander; Rashid, Mansoora; Ringold, Dena; Rutkowski, Jan; Rutkowski, Michal; Sipos, Sandor Disclosed

Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (English)

With a special focus on strategic purchasing and contracting of services from nongovernmental providers, this title reviews ways to make public spending on health care more efficient and equitable in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 34425 MAY 15, 2005

Preker, Alexander S. [editor]; Langenbrunner, John C. [editor] Russian Disclosed

Improving access to medicines in developing countries: application of new institutional economics to the analysis of manufacturing and distribution issues (English)

This paper examines alternative frameworks for empirical analysis of supply side activities, namely, the manufacture and distribution of medicine, through the application of New Institutional Economics (NIE) concepts. ... See More +

Working Paper 32038 MAR 01, 2005

Attridge, C. James; Preker, Alexander S. Disclosed

Health financing for poor people : resource mobilization and risk sharing (English)

Most community financing schemes have evolved in the context of severe economic constraints, political instability, and lack of good governance. ... See More +

Publication 28986 MAY 01, 2004

Alexander S. Preker; Guy Carrin [editors]

Addressing HIV/AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

With almost half the world's population, Asia will determine the future of the global human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic. ... See More +

Publication 30120 JAN 01, 2004

Preker, Alexander S. [editor]

Private participation in health services (English)

Private participation in health services is often a controversial issue, although many countries already make use of private services to further aims in health care. ... See More +

Publication 26063 JAN 31, 2003

Harding, April; Preker, Alexander S.

Innovations in health service delivery : the corporatization of public hospitals (English)

The question of how best to run our hospitals has been a subject of intense interest for decades with a strong focus over the past 15 years. Hospital care is the largest expenditure category in the health systems of both industrialized and developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 26100 JAN 01, 2003

Harding,April L.; Preker,Alexander S. Disclosed

Social Reinsurance - a new approach to sustainable community health financing (English)

Including health issues at the top of the political agenda, is an indictor for national development. Breaking the vicious cycle of low resources leading to illness, and illness leading to poverty, is a problem that all policy makers face in poor countries. ... See More +

Publication 26528 DEC 30, 2002

Dror, David M. [editor]; Preker, Alexander S. [editor] French

The introduction of market forces in the public hospital sector: from new public sector management to organizational reform (English)

This Discussion Paper was prepared as a background document for the Hospital Reform Module of the Joint Harvard/World Bank Institute Flagship Course on Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing. ... See More +

Working Paper 28883 JUN 01, 2002

Jakab, Melitta; Preker, Alexander; Harding, April; Hawkins, Loraine

Effectiveness of community health financing in meeting the cost of illness (English)

How to finance and provide health care for the more than 1.3 billion rural poor and informal sector workers in low- and middle-income countries is one of the greatest challenges facing the international development community. ... See More +

Working Paper 28894 FEB 01, 2002

Preker, Alexander S.; Carrin, Guy; Dror, David; Melitta Jakab,; Hsiao, William; Arhin-Tenkorang, Dyna

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Private health policy toolkit for Africa : tools for engaging the private health sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 109739 Working Paper French
Private health policy toolkit for Africa : tools for engaging the private health sector : Boîte à outils pour les politiques de santé en Afrique : outils pour engager le secteur privé de la santé en Afrique (French)
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JUN 01, 2013 109739 Working Paper English
Scaling up : affordable health insurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 77909 Publication
Engaging the private sector to improve access to quality care : public ends private means (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 52851 Brief
Global marketplace for private health insurance : strength in numbers (English)
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NOV 18, 2009 51832 Publication
Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (Russian)
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MAY 20, 2009 34425 Publication English
Private voluntary health insurance in development : friend or foe? (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38281 Publication
Public ends, private means : strategic purchasing of health services (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 39979 Publication
L'assurance maladie en Afrique francophone : ameliorer l'acces aux soins et lutter contre la pauvrete (French)
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JAN 01, 2006 37149 Publication
Capacity building in the HNP sector: implementing the strategic options for better health in Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 34339 Working Paper
Labor Markets and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the accession and beyond (English)
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MAY 18, 2005 34383 Publication
Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (English)
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MAY 15, 2005 34425 Publication Russian
Improving access to medicines in developing countries: application of new institutional economics to the analysis of manufacturing and distribution issues (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 32038 Working Paper
Health financing for poor people : resource mobilization and risk sharing (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 28986 Publication
Addressing HIV/AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 30120 Publication
Private participation in health services (English)
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JAN 31, 2003 26063 Publication
Innovations in health service delivery : the corporatization of public hospitals (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2003 26100 Publication
Social Reinsurance - a new approach to sustainable community health financing (English)
See More +
DEC 30, 2002 26528 Publication French
The introduction of market forces in the public hospital sector: from new public sector management to organizational reform (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2002 28883 Working Paper
Effectiveness of community health financing in meeting the cost of illness (English)
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FEB 01, 2002 28894 Working Paper