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Vietnam - Integrating the poor into universal health coverage in Vietnam (English)

This case study is aimed at providing a descriptive assessment of the key features of Vietnam's Social Health Insurance (SHI), focusing on the impediments to integrating the poor into universal coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74945 JAN 01, 2013

Dao, Huong Lan; Tien, Tran Van; Somanathan, Aparnaa

Expanding health coverage for vulnerable groups in India (English)

India's health sector continues to be challenged by overall low levels of public financing, entrenched accountability issues in the public delivery system, and the persistent dominance of out-of-pocket spending. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75003 JAN 01, 2013

Nagpal, Somil

Toward universal coverage in health : the case of the state guaranteed benefit package of the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

In this case study the paper describes the evolution of the Kyrgyz health care system and discusses challenges in ensuring universal access to basic health care services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75006 JAN 01, 2013

Jakab, Melitta; Dale, Elina M.; Giuffrida, Antonio

Massachusetts health reform : approaching universal health coverage (English)

The commonwealth of Massachusetts, one of the 50 states in the United States of America, has achieved near universal health coverage of its 6.6 million residents after a landmark reform made health insurance mandatory for all residents in 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75007 JAN 01, 2013

Janett, Robert S.

The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)

The march to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in China is unparalleled. Since the establishment of the State Council Medical Reform team in 2006,4 the basic objective of China's health reforms has been to provide the whole nation with basic medical and health care, while ensuring equal access to, and affordability of, health services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74960 JAN 01, 2013

Langenbrunner, John C.; Liang, Lilin

Ethiopia - The health extension program in Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia has made substantial progress in improving health outcomes during the last decade and is on track to achieve some of the health Millennium Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74963 JAN 01, 2013

Ramana, Gandham NV; Workie, Netsanet W.

Tunisia - Consolidation and transparency : transforming Tunisia's health care for the poor (English)

Since the 2011 popular revolution in Tunisia, calls for a new social contract have been made to improve social inclusion, including addressing gaps in health care coverage for the vulnerable households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74997 JAN 01, 2013

Elgazzar, Heba; Arfa, Chokri

Georgia's medical insurance program for the poor (English)

Georgia launched its Medical Insurance Program (MIP) for the poor in 2006. This program draws from general tax revenues to provide comprehensive, means-tested health insurance to the poorest 20 percent of the population as identified by a proxy means test. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74998 JAN 01, 2013

Smith, Owen

Thailand - Health financing reform in Thailand : toward universal coverage under fiscal constraints (English)

Thailand's model of health financing and its ability to rapidly expand health insurance coverage to its entire population presents an interesting case study. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75000 JAN 01, 2013

Hanvoravongchai, Piya

Philippines government sponsored health coverage program for poor households (English)

This is a nuts and bolts case study of the implementation of the government-financed health coverage program (HCP) for poor households in the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75010 JAN 01, 2013

Chakraborty, Sarbani

Toward universal coverage : Turkey's green card program for the poor (English)

This case study unravels Turkey's path to universal coverage. It outlines both the transformation of the health system and the performance of the 'Yesil Kart', the Green Card, program, a noncontributory health insurance scheme for the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75012 JAN 01, 2013

Menon, Rekha; Postolovska, Iryna; Mollahaliloglu, Salih

Kenya - Improving universal primary health care by Kenya : a case study of the Health Sector Services Fund (English)

This case study describes the Government of Kenya's initiative to expand the supply of health care and strengthen primary health care through implementation of the Health Sector Services Fund (HSSF), which provides direct cash transfers to primary health facilities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75002 JAN 01, 2013

Ramana, Gandham NV; Chepkoech, Rose; Workie, Netsanet Walelign

The impact of universal coverage schemes in the developing world : a review of the existing evidence (English)

The document is organized as follows. Chapter two provides an introduction to the conceptual framework guiding this study. It is organized in three sections. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75326 JAN 01, 2013

Giedion, Ursula; Diaz, Yadira; Alfonso, Eduardo Andres

The nuts and bolts of Jamkesmas - Indonesia's government-financed health coverage program for the poor and near-poor (English)

This case study describes and assesses Jamkesmas, Indonesia's government-financed health coverage program for the poor and near-poor. It provides a detailed description of the scope, depth, and breadth of coverage provided under Jamkesmas, and highlights ways in which the program interacts with the rest of Indonesia's health system. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74996 JAN 01, 2013

Tandon, Ajay; Harimurti, Pandu; Pambudi, Eko; Pigazzini, Anna

Toward synergy and collaboration to expand the supply of and strengthen primary health care in Nigeria's federal context, with special reference to Ondo State (English)

This study examines an innovative example of the expansion of supply and the strengthening of primary health care to improve key health-related Millennium Development Goal, or MDG indicators through synergy and collaboration between the federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and state governments in an extreme federal context, and with particular reference to Ondo State. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75011 JAN 01, 2013

Bhatnagar, Aarushi; Atim, Chris

Brazil's primary care strategy (English)

This case study summarizes the responses to the questionnaire on The Nuts and Bolts of the Program Expanding Health Coverage to the Poor, developed within the framework of the World Bank's UNICO - Universal Challenge Program. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74957 JAN 01, 2013

Couttolenc, Bernard; Dmytraczenko, Tania Spanish

Argentina - Increasing utilization of health care services among the uninsured population : the Plan Nacer program (English)

This paper describes the functioning and performance of Argentina's Provincial Maternal and Child Health Investment Program, commonly referred to as Plan Nacer. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74956 JAN 01, 2013

Cortez, Rafael; Romero, Daniela Spanish

Argentina - Increasing utilization of health care services among the uninsured population : the Plan Nacer program : Argentina - El aumento de la utilizacion de los servicios de salud materno-infantil en la poblacion sin seguro medico : el Plan Nacer (Spanish)

This paper describes the functioning and performance of Argentina's Provincial Maternal and Child Health Investment Program, commonly referred to as Plan Nacer. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74956 JAN 01, 2013

Cortez, Rafael; Romero, Daniela English

Brazil's primary care strategy : La estrategia de atencion primaria de Brasil (Spanish)

This case study summarizes the responses to the questionnaire on The Nuts and Bolts of the Program Expanding Health Coverage to the Poor, developed within the framework of the World Bank's UNICO - Universal Challenge Program. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74957 JAN 01, 2013

Couttolenc, Bernard; Dmytraczenko, Tania English

Explicit health guarantees for Chileans : the AUGE benefits package (English)

This paper focuses on recent and significant health reform implemented in 2005, known as Universal Access with explicit guarantees (Acceso Universal con Garantias Explicitas - AUGE or GES), which mandated SHI insurers to adopt a broad benefits package defined via explicit legal guarantees for all beneficiaries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74958 JAN 01, 2013

Bitran, Ricardo Spanish

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Vietnam - Integrating the poor into universal health coverage in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74945 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Expanding health coverage for vulnerable groups in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75003 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward universal coverage in health : the case of the state guaranteed benefit package of the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75006 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Massachusetts health reform : approaching universal health coverage (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75007 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74960 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Ethiopia - The health extension program in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74963 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tunisia - Consolidation and transparency : transforming Tunisia's health care for the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74997 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Georgia's medical insurance program for the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74998 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Thailand - Health financing reform in Thailand : toward universal coverage under fiscal constraints (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75000 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Philippines government sponsored health coverage program for poor households (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75010 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward universal coverage : Turkey's green card program for the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75012 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Kenya - Improving universal primary health care by Kenya : a case study of the Health Sector Services Fund (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75002 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The impact of universal coverage schemes in the developing world : a review of the existing evidence (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75326 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The nuts and bolts of Jamkesmas - Indonesia's government-financed health coverage program for the poor and near-poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74996 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward synergy and collaboration to expand the supply of and strengthen primary health care in Nigeria's federal context, with special reference to Ondo State (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 75011 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Brazil's primary care strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74957 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish
Argentina - Increasing utilization of health care services among the uninsured population : the Plan Nacer program (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 74956 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish
Argentina - Increasing utilization of health care services among the uninsured population : the Plan Nacer program : Argentina - El aumento de la utilizacion de los servicios de salud materno-infantil en la poblacion sin seguro medico : el Plan Nacer (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2013 74956 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Brazil's primary care strategy : La estrategia de atencion primaria de Brasil (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2013 74957 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Explicit health guarantees for Chileans : the AUGE benefits package (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74958 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish