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The health sector in Ghana : a comprehensive assessment (English)

Ghana has committed politically, legislatively, and fiscally to providing universal health insurance coverage for its population with the intent of reducing financial barriers to utilization of health care. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 74389 DEC 13, 2012

Saleh, Karima Disclosed

Paraguay - Building the future : mid and long term vision for the Paraguay health sector development - final report executive summary (English)

In 2009, the Paraguayan Government's Ministry of Health and the World Bank agreed to conduct technical cooperation work, which included two specific studies and an analysis of the public health sector, with a view to identifying medium- and long-term health sector policy formulation options. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 80178 JUN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Towards a regional strategy to strengthen the nurse workforce of the English-speaking CARICOM (Caribbean Community) : international legal instruments, agreements and obligations (English)

The supply of nurses in the English-Speaking Caribbean is insufficient to meet the demand with growing shortages fuelled by the health needs of a rapidly aging population and tremendous losses of human capital occurring at multiple points in the markets. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 69374 JAN 01, 2012

Kurowski,Christoph; Carpio,Carmen; Vujicic,Marko; Gostin,Lawrence O.; Baytor,Tanya Disclosed

Glue sniffing and other risky practices among street children in urban Bangladesh (English)

The inhalation of solvents among children and adolescents for recreational purposes has been a long standing problem in the developed world, although it is an emerging issue in South Asia, especially in urban areas. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 70431 NOV 27, 2011

Mahmud, Iffat; Ahsan, Karar Zunaid; Claeson, Mariam Disclosed

Tajikistan - Quality of child health services (English)

The Government of Tajikistan has identified Primary Heath Care (PHC), and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) as top priorities in its first Comprehensive National Health Sector Strategy (2010-2020). ... See More +

Health Sector Review 62870 JUN 01, 2011

Disclosed

The Global HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men (English)

Men who have sex with Men (MSM) are currently at marked risk for HIV infection in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 62261 MAY 27, 2011

Beyrer, Chris; Wirtz, Andrea L.; Walker, Damian; Johns, Benjamin; Sifakis, Frangiscos; Baral, Stefan D. Disclosed

Romania - Functional review : health sector (English)

This Functional Review was carried by a Bank team upon request by the Government of Romania. As a starting point, it shows that: (i) health outcomes in Romania lag behind those of the EU; (ii) users are not satisfied with its lack of responsiveness - long lines, informal payments, discourteous handling of patients, poor cleanliness, lack of maintenance, and breach of safety measures; (iii) the poor and other vulnerable groups (for example Roma communities) suffer from a significant lack of access to services; and (iv) the fiscal contraction of 2008-2010 exposed the weakness of financial controls in the health sector. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 74290 MAY 25, 2011

Disclosed

Albania - Out-of-pocket payments in Albania's health system : trends in household perceptions and experiences 2002-2008 (English)

In many countries absent or poorly functioning prepayment mechanisms for health care expose families to the financial risks associated with accidents and sickness. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 64803 MAR 28, 2011

Disclosed

Delivering better health services to Pakistan's poor (English)

Pakistan is not on track to achieve most Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to health, nutrition and population. Given its current rate of progress, in 2015 Pakistan's infant mortality rate (IMR) will be 65 deaths per 1,000 live births and the under-five mortality rate (U5MR) will be 78, considerably above the MDG4 targets of 33 and 43 deaths per 1000 births respectively. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 68258 APR 01, 2010

Disclosed

Central America - Strengthening accountability in social service delivery in Central America : alternative models of health service delivery in Central America (English)

Although general health conditions have improved significantly in Guatemala and Honduras, there still remain discrepancies between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, in terms of access to health care facilities. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 69938 MAR 03, 2010

Disclosed

"...and then she died" : Indonesia maternal health assessment (English)

Maternal health remains one of the top priorities of the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) because reductions in maternal mortality have been slows. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 53327 FEB 01, 2010

Disclosed

Priorities and strategic options for sustainable health care financing in Southern Sudan (English)

Southern Sudan lies within the Nile basin and shares borders with five countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic). ... See More +

Health Sector Review 72897 AUG 01, 2009

Disclosed

School health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming : promising practice in the greater Mekong sub-region (English)

In low income countries, poor health and malnutrition are critical underlying factors for low school enrolment, absenteeism, poor classroom performance and dropout; all of which act as important constraints in countries efforts to achieve Education for All (EFA) and the education Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ... See More +

Health Sector Review 70407 JUN 01, 2009

Disclosed

The nurse labor and education markets in the English-speaking CARICOM : issues and options for reform (English)

The present report concludes the second phase of the cooperation between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries and the World Bank to build skills for a competitive regional economy. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 48988 JUN 01, 2009

Disclosed

Blood services in Central Asian health systems : a clear and present danger of spreading HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases (Russian)

The report discusses inter-related parts of blood transfusions systems, and presents an overview of the parts that need to be strengthened in Central Asia. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 44044 JUN 02, 2008

Marquez, Patricio V. English Disclosed

Islamic Republic of Iran - Health sector review (Vol. 2) : Background sections (English)

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has stated its commitment to improving the health and nutritional status of the population as articulated in the Interim Country Assistance Strategy (CAS), which lists as priorities addressing nutritional deficiencies, expanding coverage of basic health services, and improving efficiency of the health system and the quality of service at all levels. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 39970 JUN 01, 2008

Disclosed

Islamic Republic of Iran - Health sector review : Main report (English)

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has stated its commitment to improving the health and nutritional status of the population as articulated in the Interim Country Assistance Strategy (CAS), which lists as priorities addressing nutritional deficiencies, expanding coverage of basic health services, and improving efficiency of the health system and the quality of service at all levels. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 39970 JUN 01, 2008

Disclosed

Islamic Republic of Iran - Health sector review (Vol. 3) : Background sections (English)

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has stated its commitment to improving the health and nutritional status of the population as articulated in the Interim Country Assistance Strategy (CAS), which lists as priorities addressing nutritional deficiencies, expanding coverage of basic health services, and improving efficiency of the health system and the quality of service at all levels. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 39970 JUN 01, 2008

Disclosed

Kosovo - World Bank health sector master planning project : Data report (English)

This Data Report is the second formal report prepared for the Kosovo Master Plan Project. It is based on research undertaken in Kosovo during April, May and June 2008, and on various papers provided by local consultants and stakeholders. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 70597 JUN 01, 2008

Coper, Leone; Parkes, Andrew Disclosed

Study on comparative efficiencies in vaccine procurement mechanisms (English)

Vaccinations are amongst the most cost-effective public health interventions. Vaccine procurement is a complex issue that interweaves the domains of public health, commodity security, ethics, and procurement. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 68351 JUN 01, 2008

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The health sector in Ghana : a comprehensive assessment (English)
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DEC 13, 2012 74389 Health Sector Review
Paraguay - Building the future : mid and long term vision for the Paraguay health sector development - final report executive summary (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 80178 Health Sector Review
Towards a regional strategy to strengthen the nurse workforce of the English-speaking CARICOM (Caribbean Community) : international legal instruments, agreements and obligations (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 69374 Health Sector Review
Glue sniffing and other risky practices among street children in urban Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 27, 2011 70431 Health Sector Review
Tajikistan - Quality of child health services (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 62870 Health Sector Review
The Global HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men (English)
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MAY 27, 2011 62261 Health Sector Review
Romania - Functional review : health sector (English)
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MAY 25, 2011 74290 Health Sector Review
Albania - Out-of-pocket payments in Albania's health system : trends in household perceptions and experiences 2002-2008 (English)
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MAR 28, 2011 64803 Health Sector Review
Delivering better health services to Pakistan's poor (English)
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APR 01, 2010 68258 Health Sector Review
Central America - Strengthening accountability in social service delivery in Central America : alternative models of health service delivery in Central America (English)
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MAR 03, 2010 69938 Health Sector Review
"...and then she died" : Indonesia maternal health assessment (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 53327 Health Sector Review
Priorities and strategic options for sustainable health care financing in Southern Sudan (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 72897 Health Sector Review
School health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming : promising practice in the greater Mekong sub-region (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 70407 Health Sector Review
The nurse labor and education markets in the English-speaking CARICOM : issues and options for reform (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 48988 Health Sector Review
Blood services in Central Asian health systems : a clear and present danger of spreading HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases (Russian)
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JUN 02, 2008 44044 Health Sector Review English
Islamic Republic of Iran - Health sector review (Vol. 2) : Background sections (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 39970 Health Sector Review
Islamic Republic of Iran - Health sector review : Main report (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 39970 Health Sector Review
Islamic Republic of Iran - Health sector review (Vol. 3) : Background sections (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 39970 Health Sector Review
Kosovo - World Bank health sector master planning project : Data report (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 70597 Health Sector Review
Study on comparative efficiencies in vaccine procurement mechanisms (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 68351 Health Sector Review