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Honduras - Improving access, efficiency, and quality of care in the health sector (English)

This report has three objectives: 1) to serve as an input to the new administration to design a policy for the health sector. The new health sector policy should serve as an instrument for improved donor coordination; 2) to facilitate a dialogue between the Economic Cabinet, concerned with perceived inefficiencies in the use of public funds and in the effectiveness of externally-financed programs, and the authorities responsible for the social sectors, concerned with equity and safety; and 3) to define possible IDA support for the health sector. The report discusses the challenges that need to be faced to modernize public sector financing, to improve public sector service provision and to develop an appropriate policy and regulatory framework for pharmaceuticals and social security.

Details

  • Document Date

    1997/10/31

  • Document Type

    Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report

  • Report Number

    17008

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Honduras,

  • Region

    Latin America & Caribbean,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Honduras - Improving access, efficiency, and quality of care in the health sector

  • Keywords

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Honduras - Improving access, efficiency, and quality of care in the health sector (English). World Development Sources, WDS 1998-1 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/457751468771048885/Honduras-Improving-access-efficiency-and-quality-of-care-in-the-health-sector